Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Jamila Woods - HEAVN

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

HEAVN

Jamila Woods

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Language available : english

Before it was given a proper showcase on this debut solo album, the voice of Jamila Woods was heard fronting the "adventure soul" of Milo & Otis and supporting tracks by fellow Chicago artists including Chance the Rapper, Saba, Donnie Trumpet, and Kweku Collins. In early 2016, Woods helped close out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "White Privilege II," courageous enough to assert "Your silence is a luxury" at the pair's overwhelmingly white fan base. Around the time that song came out, Woods released her own "Blk Grl Soldier." A muscular Jus Cuz production served as the backdrop for a characteristically soft and sweetly melodic vocal, rich in pride and fortitude, with substance packed into each line: "Look at what they did to my sisters -- last century, last week/They make her hate her own skin, treat her like a sin/They love how it repeats." Months later, the perseverance anthem appeared smack in the middle of the sanguine HEAVN. On the title song, Woods floats over a rolling groove, quoting the Cure's "Just Like Heaven" and then twisting it a bit, beaming "I don't wanna run away with you/I wanna live our life right here." She later sings "I don't belong here" and "I'm an alien from inner space" in "Way Up," and dreams of leaving this planet in "Stellar," but Woods otherwise isn't one to promote escapism, not when she's sustained by friends, family, and fellow musicians -- including most of the above-mentioned -- who inspired and/or helped create this album. Some moments regard an intimate relationship and independence, occasionally both at once, like when she affirms "Nobody completes me" in "Holy." A larger portion concerns communal matters like survival, resistance, sisterhood, and how to thrive in conditions designed to perpetuate oppression. The resolutely nurturing and buoyant qualities make it easy to miss out on some of the wisdom and stirring lines such as "Grandma loved granddaddy even after he forgot our names," related over Nico Segal's trumpet and the kaleidoscopic swirl of Stereolab's "The Flower Called Nowhere." Originally a digital-only release from Closed Sessions, HEAVN was expanded and reissued a year later by Jagjaguwar, made available on physical formats with a track list that added six interludes and a thick reprise of "Holy." The interludes, especially the one in which children recite an Assata Shakur quote -- inserted as a brilliant setup for "Blk Grl Soldier" -- are not extraneous.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

More info

HEAVN

Jamila Woods

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 50 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 50 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Bubbles
00:02:05

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

2
VRY BLK (feat. Noname)
00:02:54

NoName, Artist - Jamila Woods, Artist - Jamila Woods feat. Noname, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

3
Popsicle (Interlude)
00:00:38

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

4
Lonely (feat. Lorine Chia)
00:03:25

Lorine Chia, Artist - Jamila Woods, Artist - Jamila Woods feat. Lorine Chia, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

5
HEAVN
00:04:23

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

6
Eve (Interlude)
00:00:30

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

7
In My Name
00:01:24

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

8
Assata’s Daughters (Interlude)
00:00:23

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

9
Blk Girl Soldier
00:03:22

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

10
LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper)
00:03:28

Chance the Rapper, Artist - Jamila Woods, Artist - Jamila Woods feat. Chance The Rapper, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

11
Still (Interlude)
00:00:27

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

12
Emerald Street (feat. Saba)
00:03:12

Saba, Artist - Jamila Woods, Artist - Jamila Woods feat. Saba, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

13
Lately
00:02:42

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

14
Always Loving (Interlude)
00:00:25

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

15
Breadcrumbs (feat. Nico Segal)
00:03:32

Nico Segal, Artist - Jamila Woods, Artist - Jamila Woods feat. Nico Segal, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

16
Stellar
00:02:02

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

17
Good Morning (Interlude)
00:00:28

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

18
Holy
00:03:12

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

19
Way Up
00:03:53

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

20
Holy (Reprise)
00:03:22

Jamila Woods, Artist, MainArtist

2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions 2017 Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions

Album Description

Before it was given a proper showcase on this debut solo album, the voice of Jamila Woods was heard fronting the "adventure soul" of Milo & Otis and supporting tracks by fellow Chicago artists including Chance the Rapper, Saba, Donnie Trumpet, and Kweku Collins. In early 2016, Woods helped close out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "White Privilege II," courageous enough to assert "Your silence is a luxury" at the pair's overwhelmingly white fan base. Around the time that song came out, Woods released her own "Blk Grl Soldier." A muscular Jus Cuz production served as the backdrop for a characteristically soft and sweetly melodic vocal, rich in pride and fortitude, with substance packed into each line: "Look at what they did to my sisters -- last century, last week/They make her hate her own skin, treat her like a sin/They love how it repeats." Months later, the perseverance anthem appeared smack in the middle of the sanguine HEAVN. On the title song, Woods floats over a rolling groove, quoting the Cure's "Just Like Heaven" and then twisting it a bit, beaming "I don't wanna run away with you/I wanna live our life right here." She later sings "I don't belong here" and "I'm an alien from inner space" in "Way Up," and dreams of leaving this planet in "Stellar," but Woods otherwise isn't one to promote escapism, not when she's sustained by friends, family, and fellow musicians -- including most of the above-mentioned -- who inspired and/or helped create this album. Some moments regard an intimate relationship and independence, occasionally both at once, like when she affirms "Nobody completes me" in "Holy." A larger portion concerns communal matters like survival, resistance, sisterhood, and how to thrive in conditions designed to perpetuate oppression. The resolutely nurturing and buoyant qualities make it easy to miss out on some of the wisdom and stirring lines such as "Grandma loved granddaddy even after he forgot our names," related over Nico Segal's trumpet and the kaleidoscopic swirl of Stereolab's "The Flower Called Nowhere." Originally a digital-only release from Closed Sessions, HEAVN was expanded and reissued a year later by Jagjaguwar, made available on physical formats with a track list that added six interludes and a thick reprise of "Holy." The interludes, especially the one in which children recite an Assata Shakur quote -- inserted as a brilliant setup for "Blk Grl Soldier" -- are not extraneous.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Jamila Woods
LEGACY! LEGACY! Jamila Woods
BALDWIN Jamila Woods
HEAVN Jamila Woods
EARTHA Jamila Woods
ZORA Jamila Woods
You may also like...
In your panoramas...
“Thriller”: The Anatomy of a Masterpiece

With "Thriller” in 1982, the best-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson broke down the boundaries between styles, races and audiences. However, most of all, it was an album that completely shook up the pop music industry of the 20th century.

Philadelphia Soul, Funk with a Bow Tie

Neither Motown nor Stax Records! Philadelphia Soul offered a third voice of its own. Created by the Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff duo, this genre - the precursor of disco - made America dance in the early 70s by soaking it in silk and champagne.

The 10 titles that made the French Touch

Twenty years ago, the French Touch invaded the clubs and radio stations all over the world, putting France high on the map of electronic music. Qobuz tells you the story of 10 titles which have left their mark on this golden era for French producers.

In the news...