Chicago's Jamila Woods has released her city-centric debut album HEAVN for free today through Chicago's Closed Sessions record label. The project features Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Kweku Collins, and more with the production being handled by the likes of oddCouple and Peter Cottontale. In a statement to The FADER Woods had this to say about her stunning debut,
"HEAVN is about black girlhood, about Chicago, about the people we miss who have gone on to prepare a place for us somewhere else, about the city/world we aspire to live in. I hope this album encourages listeners to love themselves and love each other. For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight."
Listen to HEAVN below.