I’ve been saying it for a while now, Chicago has one of the dopest, most dynamic music scenes around, and there’s no better sign of that than today’s release of NE-HI’s collaboration with Jamila Woods. Both acts teamed up to rework NE-HI’s “The Times I’m Not There,” in an effort to contribute all proceeds from the sale of the single to benefit SocialWorks, a Chicago-based arts empowerment charity co-founded by Chance The Rapper.
The song’s original parts were rearranged and re-recorded by the band while Jamila Woods provides a new vocal interpretation to the lyrics. The guitars are a little less jangly to make way for the warmer and much smoother arrangement, while Woods’ soulful singing is a thing of beauty.
Hear “The Times I’m Not There” below. Continue Reading