Meet the new Willow. The Smith family singer who's spent most of her life in the spotlight is turning to her pop-punk and emo roots on her upcoming fifth album, which she previewed on Tuesday (April 27) via the angsty rocker "Transparent Soul." The track featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was accompanied by a zero-Fs-given visual in which Willow goes full goth in black bondage pants, giant spiky necklace, combat boots and lots of middle fingers flying.
"I don't f---ing know if it's a lie or its a fact/ All your little fake friends will sell you secrets for some cash/ Smile in my face, then put your cig out on my back/ If you ever see me, just get to runnin' like the Flash," she snarls over the insistent beat and funky bass before the guitars rush in for the swooning chorus.
"Transparent soul/ I can see right through just so you know (x2)," she sings into the camera with a menacing smile in the Dana Trippe-directed performance video in which Willow, 20, shows off her guitar skills. According to a statement, the as-yet-untitled album is due out this summer, and Willow says it's part of an evolution of her sound that transpired over the COVID-19 lockdown.