Jamila Woods Glorifies Self-Love In “Holy”
Often times we seek validation from outside sources. The fulfillment we obtain are temporary fixes leading us to continue to on our quests. With a continued cycle we forget what it means to live with ourselves, to love ourselves and know that although we may feel alone, we are never lonely. Chicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods is here to remind us of our righteousness with self-love single, “Holy.”
“Holy” is the first single released from Woods’ new partnership with Jagjaguwar and is featured on her debut album, HEAVN. The album features some of Chicago’s finest including, Chance the Rapper, Noname, Saba, Peter Cottontale, Kweku Collins and oddCouple.
“I wrote ‘Holy’ to remind myself that my worth is not dependent on anyone or anything outside of me. For the video I wanted to represent self-care as a sacred act, to make ordinary daily rituals in bedrooms and bathtubs feel magical,” says Woods.
The video for “Holy” was directed by Sam Bailey and displays #blackgirlmagic in all of its glory.
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