Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper are taking an “LSD” trip together and it’s got nothing to do with drugs.
After delivering “Sunday Candy” and “Blessings,” the Chicago duo teams up once again on a new single off Jamila’s upcoming debut Heavn.
Produced by oddCouple, Jamila delivers a self-love anthem. “My city, like my skin, it’s so pretty,” she sings. “If you don’t like it, just leave it alone / You gotta love me like I love the lake / You want to love me, better love the lake.”
Chance accompanies Jamila’s melodies with a strong verse of his own. “I’m supposed to father my daughter,” he raps. “She the princess in the dragon’s lair / I’m the dragon slayer / I can’t fly away to some hideaway / I gotta find a way.”
Their “LSD” trip is actually more about a drive down Lake Shore Drive, according to Jamila.
“When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical,” she said. “I lived on the East Coast for a few years and people would laugh when I told them we have beaches and a lake we can swim in. I always wanted to write about that. A lot of people get Chicago wrong. I’ve developed this protective feeling about how we’re portrayed, and at the same time I’m acutely aware of the issues we face and the root causes of these issues. It’s important to me that there’s not just one story told about our city. LSD is an ode to Chicago, a song for the complicated love I have for my city.”
Woods is set to release her debut album Heavn on July 11. In addition to Chance, it will feature appearances from Saba, Donnie Trumpet, Lorine Chia, and more.
2. “VRY BLK”
3. “Lonely Lonely” feat. Lorine Chia
5. “In My Name”
6. “BLK Girl Soldier”
7. “LSD” feat. Chance the Rapper
8. “Emerald St.” feat. Saba
10. “Breadcrumbs” feat. Donnie Trumpet
13. “Way Up”