Jamila Woods Drops “Boundaries” Remix
Jamila Woods recently dropped a new song, “Boundaries,” and today she’s back with a remix for it from Chicago duo DRAMA. She notes of the remix: “When I was thinking about who I wanted to re-imagine the Boundaries track, I immediately thought about Na’el Shehade. I’ve been a huge fan of DRAMA for many years but was only recently able to see them live for the first time at the Metro in Chicago, where I absolutely danced my ass off. I love the way his remix transforms the journey of the song and really makes you wanna move.”
DRAMA adds: “When Jamila came to us about remixing Boundaries, we were really excited – it’s always a pleasure to work with a fellow Chicagoan! We wanted to keep the global feeling from the original song in the remix. We loved the message of the record and wanted to keep as much of the story intact, while transforming it into an upbeat dance track.”
Jamila Woods is a Chicago-bred singer-songwriter, educator, and award-winning poet whose inspirations include Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison. Following the 2016 release of her debut album HEAVN via Chicago label Closed Sessions. Her sophomore album LEGACY! LEGACY! was released via Jagjaguwar Records in 2019. It features 13 tracks named after writers, thinkers, and visual artists who have influenced her life and work. As a touring artist, Jamila has shared stages with Corinne Bailey Rae, Rafael Saadiq, Common, and many others. A Pushcart Prize-winning poet, her work was featured in the Library of America anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song” (2020). More recently, Woods was an artist-in-residence for the 2021-2022 academic year at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Some recent performances include Primavera Barcelona and Portugal, Day Inn / Day Out, Format Festival and more.
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