Known for her standout features on Donnie Trumpet and The SOX’s playwright stylized single “Sunday Candy,” Macklemore’s much debated “White Privelege II,” and her most recent solo releases a la, “Heavn,” Jamila Woods is back with all new material, paying homage to the city of Chicago, and more specifically Lake Shore Drive with her single, “LSD.”
Alongside a verse and quintessential ad-libs from fellow Windy City artist Chance The Rapper, whom she linked with most recently on Chance’s spiritually driven Coloring Book single, “Blessings,” Jamila croons soulfully, elegantly, and positively about the hometown that raised her over a light, key drizzled instrumental from Chi-City production duo oddCouple.
Read her thoughts on the song’s very personal concept below.
“When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical. 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,” she said in the email. “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.” – Jamila Woods
Take a listen.