Chicago based singer/songwriter Jamila Woods wants us to fly away on “LSD,” her brand new collaboration with Chance The Rapper.
Paying homage to their hometown, and Lake Shore Drive, the duo team up with producer OddCouple for the soulful, love anthem.
“My city, like my skin, it’s so pretty / If you don’t like it, just leave it alone / You gotta love me like I love the lake / You want to love me, better love the lake,” sings Jamila. While Chance accompanies her with a strong verse of his own. “I’m supposed to father my daughter / She the princess in the dragon’s lair / I’m the dragon slayer / I can’t fly away to some hideaway / I gotta find a way,” he raps.
Speaking about her inspiration behind the song, Jamila explained. “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. A lot of people get Chicago wrong. 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. LSD is an ode to Chicago, a song for the complicated love I have for my city.”
Woods is set to release her debut album Heavn on July 11. In addition to Chance, it will feature appearances from Saba, Donnie Trumpet, Lorine Chia, and more.
Take a listen below.