Jamila Woods has released “Good News,” the latest single from her upcoming album Water Made Us. Woods co-wrote the track with Biako and Jean Placide.
From the title of the previous song, “Boomerang” to “Good News,” one could detect a likeness about eventually returning back to a place of warmth and positivity.
She sings, “I take it back, the words I said / That cast a cloud over my head. / I’ll make it back to where I been / My footprints will be different then.”
Discussing the new song, Woods shares, “The title of the album comes from one of the lyrics, ‘the good news is we were happy once / the good news is water always runs back where it came from / the good news is water made us.’ For me, the song is a lesson in surrender, a lesson I learn from water over and over again.”
“Good News” follows “Boomerang” and “Tiny Garden” featuring duendita. She premiered a supporting visual for the second of the latter two songs.
“We shot it entirely in reverse at the Chicago Magic Lounge, which is known for its portals and hidden rooms. The incredible burlesque artist Po Chop directed the movement and helped me learn all the choreo forwards and backwards, quite literally,” stated Woods.
As noted above, all three songs will appear on Woods’ next album, Water Made Us, out Oct. 13 via Jajaguwar.
Listen to Jamila Woods’ new song “Good News” below.