Jamila Woods Debuts Amazing New Video, ZORA

Very talented native Chicago singer and songwriter, Jamila Woods, is set to drop her highly-anticipated sophomore album, this year and earlier today she announced the title of the album.  Which is Legacy! Legacy! and will be released in a little over three months on May 10th through Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions.  In addition to the album announcement she also debuted through Vevo the very amazing Vincent Martell-directed video for the Slot-A-produced second single, ZORA.  The new visual, which you can watch below, finding her performing the record live at the historic Johnson Publishing Archives at Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank.  Jamila had the following to say in a statement about the record that is named after the acclaimed African-American author, “My weaponry is my energy. . . An antidote for the feeling of being judged on first glance.  A salve for when people think they know you better than you know yourself.  It’s about refusing to be essentialized and not allowing your identity to be put in a box.  You contain multitudes.  You are ever-evolving.  A song to get free from stereotypes & assumptions, inspired by the writing of Zora Neale-Hurston.”  Martell adding, “In our society, a black body unapologetically taking up space is revolutionary in itself.  Jamila goes even further by rocking out to a song named after Zora Neale Hurston in a library filled with hundred of thousands of pieces of black literature.  The production is a celebration of black people living in their essence and that undeniable energy transmits on camera.”