Jamila Woods Releases New Song “Practice” featuring Saba
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jamila Woods will release her third studio album “Water Made Us” this Friday (October 13th).
It is her first album in four years since the 2019 album “Legacy! Legacy!”.
From the album, she released the fourth single called “Practice” along with a music video on October 10, 2023.
This time, she collaborated with American rapper Saba on the track.
The track was written by Jamila Woods, Jasmin Charles, McClenney and Saba. Produced by Chris McClenney.
The accompanying video was directed by Carlos López Estrada.
Jamila Woods said of the song, “‘Practice’ is a song I made with McClenney about releasing the pressure we put on ourselves in relationships. I was trying to shift how I often evaluate relationships based on their potential for longevity rather than on how I feel in the moment. The song is about how we can learn to just enjoy ourselves and be present with someone without needing to ‘get everything right’ or ‘have everything together.’ My friend Carlos López Estrada came up with this concept of creating faces with bodies in a way that’s sensual and silly at the same time. The whole process was very playful and experimental, which suits the song perfectly.”
- She continued, “‘Practice’ was such an important part of completing this album. We went through two to three different versions of the song to end up with the final you hear today. Where it sat in the sequence was important because it has a familiar rhythmic groove that celebrates the joy of exploring a new relationship while bookending the 'honeymoon' phase of the album’s themes as the next few tracks move onto heavier & more vulnerable topics & tones.”
She added, “It was a puzzle piece Jamila and I spent so much time making sure we got right. Saba has been a consistent collaborator of her’s and it felt like the perfect track to capture their synergistic creative energies with something both familiar and new; he killed it.”
Photo by Birdee
- source : Apple Music