Willow Smith returned on Friday (July 19) with her third project in the eponymous Willow. Smith refuses to be boxed in, as she spreads her wings of creativity with the experimental 8-track effort that dabbles in soundscapes of breezy pop and R&B. The lone vocal assist comes from brother Jaden Smith on “U Know.”
Willow is entirely produced by the 18-year-old and boyfriend Tyler Cole. Cole took to IG to deliver a heartfelt thank you note to Smith for trusting him to help fulfill the vision she had for her latest body of work.
“Thank you so much for trusting and allowing me to create your album with you,” he wrote. “I am so proud of this and I enjoyed every single moment in the studio.From our sessions in LA to Paris to Portland to NYC this was one of my favorite artistic and life experiences. No one knows how hard you work, how much you care about your craft, and how dedicated you are to changing the world. I love you sooooo much. Let’s celebrate this because you deserve it!”
Stream Willow below.