Watch. Listen. Jamila Woods is Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston.

Jamila Woods drops her latest mellifluous masterpiece, “Zora,” a tribute to Zora Neale Hurston. The track comes off of her upcoming album Legacy! Legacy!, which features a series of songs dedicated to cultural icons like Octavia E. Butler, James Baldwin, Miles Davis and Frida Kahlo, among others.

Woods said of her latest single,

My weaponry is my energy… An antidote for the feeling of being judged on first glance. A salve for when people think they know you better than you know yourself. It’s about refusing to be essentialized and not allowing your identity to be put in a box. You contain multitudes. You are ever-evolving. A song to get free from stereotypes & assumptions, inspired by the writing of Zora Neale-Hurston.

Listen to “Zora” below, and preview/pre-order Legacy! Legacy! HERE.