Taken from forthcoming album LEGACY! LEGACY
Jamila Woods just dropped ‘Eartha‘ from her upcoming album LEGACY! LEGACY! out May 10 via Jagjaguwar / Closed Sessions. Inspired by Eartha Kitt, Jamila says of the track:
”Who gonna share my love for me with me?” These are the thoughts that play in your head after an argument with your partner. These are the pages you write in your journal the next morning. This is everything you wish you could have said, or everything you’ve said a million times without it being heard. The moment you realize you are worthy of more. Inspired by the badass spirit and wisdom of Eartha Kitt.”
From the tracklisting for her first project since her breakthrough LP HEAVN, it’s clear that LEGACY! LEGACY! is influenced by many people that inspired Woods over the course of her life. Poet Hanif Abdurraqib points out in her bio that “More than just giving the song titles the names of historical black and brown icons of literature, art, and music, Jamila Woods builds a sonic and lyrical monument to the various modes of how these icons tried to push beyond the margins a country had assigned to them….And so, Legacy! Legacy! A song for Zora! Zora, who gave so much to a culture before she died alone and longing. A song for Octavia and her huge and savage conscience! A song for Miles! One for Jean-Michel and one for my man Jimmy Baldwin!”
The album features production from return collaborator Oddcouple along with Peter Cottontale, and up and comer Chicago producer Slot-A with features from Saba, Nico Segal, theMIND, Jasminfire and Nitty Scott.