Talented Poet and Artist Jamila Woods Comes Back with New Upbeat Single, “Boundaries”
Jamila Woods released her new song, “Boundaries” last month – being her first solo release since “SULA (Paperback)” in 2020. Since performing “SULA (Paperback)” on Colbert last year, Woods has also joined the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a 2021-22 artist-in-residence. Jason King, Chairman of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music tells NYU:
“Jamila Woods is one of today’s most intrepid and compelling singer-songwriters: she confronts serious social issues… in her music with profound craft and precision. Jamila is also a poet, a writer, and a powerful advocate for education. Following in the footsteps of artists like Nina Simone, Jamila embodies what it means to be a literate, thinking artist in the 21st century—exactly the kind of multi-dimensional and engaged artist we’re training our students to become at the Clive Davis Institute and at the Tisch School of the Arts”
Jason King, Chairman of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute
In her new song, “Boundaries,” Jamila combines an upbeat tempo with the oxymorons associated with a relationship. Woods explains these oxymorons, stating, “The song is about learning the difference between erecting boundaries out of fear versus out of love.” She explains the song further by noting,
“‘Boundaries’ is a song about the negotiation between private and shared space in a new relationship, the risk involved in letting someone get close enough to see your rough edges. I think a lot about the Prentice Hemphill quote, ‘Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously.’
The Chicago-bred, award-winning poet and singer-songwriter began her musical journey in 2016 and has since received a tremendous amount of recognition for her intellect and talent in the writing community. With inspirations of Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison, Jamila Woods’ poetic lyricism is without-a-doubt honest, progressive, and thought-provoking – giving listeners the modern soul music they’ve been yearning for.
To listen to “Boundaries,” click here. To hear more of Jamila Woods’ music, listen through Spotify below!