Watch Jamila Woods Bring 'HEAVN' to Life in Live KEXP Performance

Watch Jamila Woods Bring 'HEAVN' to Life in Live KEXP Performance

A joyous and sparse four-track set from the Chicago singer and poet

It’s been a minute since Jamila Woods graced us with a new offering. And while we’ll have to hold out a little longer for a proper HEAVN follow-up, a stripped-down performance from Woods has arrived just in time for your post-workday wind-down.

WATCH: Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper Star in Joyous “LSD” Video

Today, NPR has shared a 20-plus-minute clip of Woods performing cuts from her debut album, accompanied by a guitarist and bass player. Together the trio treats standouts and singles like “LSD,” “Way Up,”Blk Girl Soldier,” and the album’s title track to slightly deconstructed takes, taking a moment midway through the performance to discuss her Windy City come-up and the various local organizations that helped harness her lyrical dexterity and a deep love for music.

HEAR: Listen to Saba Remix Jamila Woods’ “Emerald Street”

Watch Jamila Woods perform selections from HEAVN live and direct on KEXP above and hit the link below to revisit the project via iTunes.


Tour Dates:
Oct 27 @ Jazz Cafe – London, United Kingdom
Dec 03 @ Barboza – Seattle, WA
Dec 04 @ Holocene – Portland, OR
Dec 06 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Dec 08 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 09 @ Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

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