Jamila Woods, the acclaimed musician and songwriter, has unveiled her latest single, “Good News,” which is part of her highly anticipated upcoming album, Water Made Us. Co-written with Biako and Jean Placide, this track continues to build excitement for the album’s release.
“Good News” follows in the footsteps of her previous song, “Boomerang,” and carries a theme of returning to a place of warmth and positivity. Jamila Woods’ lyrical prowess shines through as she sings, “I take it back, the words I said / That cast a cloud over my head. / I’ll make it back to where I’ve been / My footprints will be different then.”
In discussing “Good News,” Jamila Woods reveals that the title of her upcoming album, Water Made Us, is drawn from one of the song’s lyrics. She shares, “The good news is we were happy once / the good news is water always runs back where it came from / the good news is water made us.” This track, for her, embodies a lesson in surrender, drawing parallels between her experiences and the ever-flowing nature of water.
Notably, Jamila Woods premiered a captivating visual accompaniment for “Good News.” This video was shot entirely in reverse at the Chicago Magic Lounge, renowned for its portals and hidden rooms. The mesmerizing choreography, directed by burlesque artist Po Chop, adds an intriguing layer to the song’s narrative.
“Good News” is just a glimpse of what’s to come. Jamila Woods’ full album, Water Made Us, is set for release on October 13th via Jajaguwar. This album promises to be a musical journey filled with inspiration and artistic brilliance.
Executive produced by Jamila Woods and the LA-based producer McClenney, Water Made Us features contributions from talented artists like Saba and Peter CottonTale. It follows the success of her 2019 album, LEGACY! LEGACY! which earned accolades and recognition in the R&B music scene.
Music enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of Water Made Us, given Jamila’s track record of delivering thought-provoking and soul-stirring music. It’s a release that’s poised to make an impact.
Jamila Woods’ “Good News” is not just a song; it’s a testament to her artistry and her ability to infuse positivity into her music.