Willow Smith Is Back! Inside Her Viral Single and Upcoming Album


| LAST UPDATE 07/02/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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It may have been a while since we watched her whip her hair back and forth, but Willow Smith is officially back and better than ever. With a viral single, new song, and upcoming album, the 20-year-old is just getting started. So hang on while we break down everything you need to know…

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Before we get into what's headed our way, let's break down what you've already missed. Back in April, Willow left us swooning after dropping her latest single, Transparent Soul. Safe to say, the performer's edgy new track brought an entirely new meaning to "music to our ears." And we're not the only ones who felt that way.

"It just feels so good to feel like I have no secrets," the artist gushed to L'Officiel of the punk-rock hit. "I’m a transparent soul!" And, well, if that's the case, there's lots more tea headed our way: not only is Willow's upcoming album, Lately I Feel Everything, set to drop very soon (July 16, btw), but Smith just gave us a nice little teaser.

The star’s newest single, titled Lipstick, will also be featured on the upcoming album. Feel free to check it out for yourself above and see what the hype is all about. As for what else to expect from Willow’s future music? Think Avril Lavigne meets Paramore. Yep, that’s exactly who the hit-maker credits as her artistic inspo (shout out to Hayley Williams).

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"I just wanted to let loose with this album. I wanted to have fun and be young and not be so existential and worrying all the time," Smith explained. Same, Willow, same. "I thought this was a really dope outlet for a new energy I wanted to bring to my music."

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Well, there you have it. Your hot girl summer is about to be blessed with lots of new music. And if it's anything like we've heard before? We'll be having Willow's upcoming album on repeat.

Stay tuned.