Jamila Woods Announces New Album 'Water Made Us,' Shares Lead Single "Tiny Garden"

The follow-up to 2019's 'LEGACY! LEGACY!' is out October 13

BY Emilie Richardson-DupuisPublished Jul 11, 2023

Chicago-based singer-songwriter and poet Jamila Woods is back with a new album Water Made Us out October 13 via Jagjaguwar

Her first album release since 2019's LEGACY! LEGACY!, Water Made Us was born out of a time of intense self-reflection and creative expression during the pandemic. 

Co-produced by Chris McClenney and Woods, the album features guest performances by Saba, duendita and Peter CottonTale. The title Water Made Us is a reference to the Toni Morrison quote, "all water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was."

"Water Made Us feels like the most personal and vulnerable piece of art I've ever made," Woods said in a press release. "Shout out to the therapists, the astrologers, the family members and friends who listened, who helped me process and transform my journaled thoughts and questions into this body of work. I hope it feels like a playlist that carries you through the life cycle of a relationship, whatever stage of the journey your heart may be in."

To coincide with the album announcement, Woods has shared a new song "Tiny Garden" featuring duendita, alongside a self-directed music video. See it below.

"'Tiny Garden' is a song about the way my heart works, the slow and steady way I love," said Woods. "In my directorial debut I wanted to create a visual representation of how I often feel in relationships, like I'm having huge feelings that I end up expressing in small specific ways. The video takes place across two landscapes, the reality of a shared apartment at the tail end of winter and an imagined 'heartspace' where everything is lush and green."

Water Made Us:

1. Bugs
2. Tiny Garden (ft. duendita)
3. Practice (ft. Saba)
4. let the cards fall
5. Send a Dove
6. Wreckage Room
7. Thermostat (ft. Peter CottonTale)
8. out of the doldrums
9. Wolfsheep
10. I Miss All My Exes
11. Backburner
12. libra intuition
13. Boomerang
14. Still
15. the best thing
16. Good News
17. Headfirst

Pre-order Water Made Us. 

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