Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week, we explore the takeaways from Jamila Woods appearance on Song Exploder, enjoy Tommy Perman’s beautiful reworking of Modern Studies’ last album, and an assortment of new sounds and music visuals.
Chicago-based vocalist and songwriter Jamila Woods made an appearance on the Song Exploder podcast this week, breaking down her recently released single, BALDWIN. In the twenty-minute podcast, she explains how James Baldwin’s letter to his nephew informed the track’s lyrical content, while producer Slot-A hits upon how Stevie Wonder’s use of Moog bass directly informed his application of the instrument. Woods also explained how she began crafting the track using a sample from SWV’s‘90s RnB hit, I’m So Into You— demonstrating just how far the song developed from its inception, to the final master. Listen to the insightful podcast here.