For those who can't wait for Jamila Woods' new album, she's got you.
"'Baldwin' is a song inspired by the work of James Baldwin, particularly the 'Letter to My Nephew' in his book The Fire Next Time," says Woods of the new song. "He had an incredible ability to speak about whiteness in a way that was hard-hitting and nuanced, and delivered some of the most elegant reads to white America, providing me a lens to think about how I see whiteness at work in my world today."
As with previously released track "Eartha," which was named after singer and activist Eartha Kitt, each song off the upcoming album is titled after and inspired by leaders and heroes of black history.
Hear "Baldwin" below.