Jamila Woods


Jamila Woods (born October 6, 1989) is a Chicago-based American singer, songwriter and poet. Woods is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and Brown University, where she received a BA in Africana Studies and Theater & Performance Studies. Her work focuses on themes of Black ancestry, Black feminism, and Black identity, with recurring emphases on self-love and the City of Chicago.


June 14, 2022

The Versions

Robyn, Sia, ANOHNI, Jamila Woods, and more all try their hand at some of Neneh Cherry’s greatest hits revealing just how erratically wonderful the UK singer has been across her four-decade career.

April 28, 2022

Neneh Cherry Announces New Album The Versions, Shares “Manchild” Featuring Sia: Listen

Robyn, ANOHNI, Jamila Woods, and more feature on the album of reworked songs from Cherry’s catalog

November 18, 2021

Music Is Everything! Podcast Launched With Circuit des Yeux, Jamila Woods, Shamir, and More: Listen

Mark Yoshizumi and Elia Einhorn’s new biweekly podcast is a “love letter to music” with different musicians on each episode

October 21, 2021

Bonobo’s Club Hits Are Never the Ones He Expects

Producer-DJ worked with Jamila Woods, Joji, and more on upcoming album Fragments, due out in January

October 6, 2021

Bonobo Announces New Album Fragments, Shares New Song “Rosewood”: Listen

Simon Green’s Migration follow-up features Jamila Woods, Kadhja Bonet, Joji, and more

September 21, 2021

Portrait and Backstage Photos From Pitchfork Music Festival 2021

Including shots of Angel Olsen, Flying Lotus, Jamila Woods, and more

September 9, 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 Livestream: Angel Olsen, Jamila Woods, Waxahatchee, and More

Also stream sets from Faye Webster, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, the Weather Station, Maxo Kream, and more

July 28, 2021

Bruce Hornsby Covers Dinosaur Jr., Jamila Woods Covers Tracy Chapman for New Compilation: Listen

Jagjaguwar is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Join the Ritual, which also features Angel Olsen, Cut Worms, Nap Eyes, and more

April 7, 2021

19 Artists on Their Favorite Independent Music Venues

Sharon Van Etten, Jamila Woods, Weyes Blood, and more on the stages they can’t wait to play again.

March 16, 2020

Jamila Woods - “GIOVANNI” & “Blk Girl Soldier” | Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2019

Jamila Woods performs “GIOVANNI” & “Blk Girl Soldier” live in Paris for Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2019.


The Sign Reads

February 18, 2022

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October 20, 2021

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Winona (with Jamila Woods and Vagabon)

August 18, 2021

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Feel The Pain / Fast Car

July 28, 2021

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Reflections (feat. Jamila Woods)

April 2, 2021

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September 18, 2020

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SULA (Paperback)

August 7, 2020

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July 10, 2020

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May 10, 2019

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May 7, 2019

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March 19, 2019

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February 6, 2019

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October 16, 2018

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LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper) [RP Boo Remix]

December 15, 2017

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August 16, 2017

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May 3, 2017

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Blk Girl Soldier

January 19, 2016

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