Black Women Are Godly In New Jamila Woods' Video For "Holy"
Jamila Woods is one of our favorite human beings here at Okayplayer. She signifies everything that is awesome about being black, woman and awesome. The phrase: “God broke the mold” applies to not only her, but all of the black-and-brown women who exist today.
To commemorate that sentiment, plus keep the attention on her critically acclaimed debut, HEAVN, Jamila has released, “Holy,” one of the standout cuts from the project in video form. Directed by fellow friend to the site (and really cool person) Sam Bailey (Brown Girls) — Holy is a declaration of self-love and self-preservation, utilizing the connection black women specifically have with the Great Creator.
From the quiet strength in her hair to her surreal, yet connected tie to black women as a collective — Jamila Woods is full of optimism and sprinkles #BlackGirlMagic all throughout this visual work of art. With this video (plus the unreleased alternative version produced by Dee Lilly) out and available for viewing — Woods’ absolutely necessary-for-these-times message and voice are being spread from state to state on tour.
A select number of summer dates that includes openings for Corinne Bailey Rae, Panorama and Pitchfork Festivals, you should definitely watch this video below + circle the right date on your calendar to keep in mind when Jamila Woods will be in your town.
Supporting/ Corinne Bailey Rae (Acoustic Opening Set)
June 6, 2017 – Seattle, WA – supporting/ Corinne Bailey Rae
June 7, 2017 – Portland – supporting/ Corinne Bailey Rae
June 8, 2017 – San Fran – supporting/ Corinne Bailey Rae
June 11, 2017 – San Diego – supporting/ Corinne Bailey Rae
July 4, 2017 – Milwaukee (Summerfest)
SUMMER TOUR RUN
Jul 16, 2017 – Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul 20, 2017 – Pontiac, Michigan
Jul 21, 2017 – Toronto
Jul 22, 2017 – Montreal
Jul 24, 2017 – Boston
Jul 25, 2017 – Pourtsmouth, NH
Jul 26, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28, 2017 – NYC
Jul 29, 2017 – DC