Thu 21 Jan 2016
Jamila Woods, who is known for working with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, dropped an incredible record this week. Fresh off the announcement of her new deal with Chicago Indy label, Closed Sessions, the singer celebrates with an uplifting song.
“I drew inspiration from a protest chant I learned at a Black Youth Project 100 meeting in Chicago,” Woods writes in a statement. “I love how music and chants were used in the Civil Rights movement to help people keep marching. How songs were both a balm and a call to action. I’m interested in figuring out what freedom songs would sound like in 2016. My hope is that ‘blk girl soldier’ is a freedom song for black women today who are fighting the macro and microagressions of daily life in our city/country/world.”