Willow Smith Floats Away & Spouts Uncomfortable Truths On 'twentyfortyeight 2.0'


By now, we've come to know Willow Smith for her left-of-center musical stylings. Her latest short snippet doesn't change that, as it finds the singer further mining that territory, though her newest collaborator might raise a few eyebrows. She teams with Michael Cera, who is perhaps best know for his roles in Arrested Development and Superbad, for her newest track "twentyfortyeight 2.0."

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The actor serves as the short song's producer, providing rather dreamy synths to accompany the youngest Smith's seemingly stream of consciousness musings. While Michael provides her with the musical backdrop, Willow infuses the track with her own style, giving us pretty backing harmonies as she speaks. The verse, however, is more spoken word, with the teenager delivering the space-y opening line, "I am kinda seeing a yellowish hue / Its shape is kind of nebulous / It’s warm." While we're sure that many would roll their eyes at that sentiment, Willow's musings delve into much deeper terrain, with her proclaiming at song's end, "We've manufactured a society that runs on the backs of those we choose to victimize / That isn't genuine / That doesn't nurture the human soul." Well damn.

While we know that Willow's latest won't be everyone's cup of tea, it's definitely an indicator that her growth as an artist and thinker is only elevating higher. Take a listen to "twentyfortyeight 2.0" and see for yourself.

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