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