Peter CottonTale feat. Jamila Woods: Breathe My Name

Peter CottonTale (aka Peter Wilkins) and Jamila Woods link up for “Breathe My Name,” a gentle but lustrous and layered song. The duo have worked together before (Wilkins produced Woods’ 2019 album, Legacy! Legacy!) and their genre-bending styles work together beautifully once again here, with elements of neo-soul, gospel, synth-pop and R&B melding together. Short, sweet and quite ethereal, the song appears on Moog Music’s seven-track …

Jamila Woods: Eartha

Part homage to the great Eartha Kitt, part ode to self-love, Jamila Woods’ newest single “Eartha” (from her forthcoming album LEGACY! LEGACY! out 10 May on Jagjaguwar) is a soulful, slow ride. Though it’s anchored by the depth of Woods’ vocals, the instrumental—comprised of drums, keys, drum pad and some electronic chords—shines. “Who’s gonna share my love for me with me?” she sings on the …

NE-HI feat. Jamila Woods: The Times I’m Not There

Two Chicago acts have joined forces for SocialWorks, a charity benefiting Chicago public schools. Rock group NE-HI’s “The Times I’m Not There” was originally released in 2014—though this new version features the beautiful vocals of Jamila Woods and certainly differs in tone. From the gorgeous layered melodies to the clever, compelling guitar hook, it’s a collaboration that emphasizes the strengths of both musical entities.