WILLOW has released release a new track ‘PURGE Feat. Siiickbrain’. Her self-directed official video is out now.
Last month, Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW teamed up for his new single and video, ‘emo girl, feat. WILLOW’. The two are hitting the road together on a US summer tour that includes dates in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and more. WILLOW has also been announced for US festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago, Loveloud in Salt Lake City, Summerfest in Milwaukee and more.
WILLOW will be performing on the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival. She will play Leeds on August 26th and Reading on August 28th.
WILLOW had an explosive 2021 with the release of her fifth album, lately I feel EVERYTHING, which showcased her pop-punk debut and featured heavy hitters such as Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne and more. Since its release, l.i.f.E has amassed 400 million global streams. WILLOW is nominated for ‘Best New Alternative Artist’ at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and was named Billboard’s Greatest Pop Stars of 2021: Comeback Artist of the Year.
The album features the Gold-certified single, ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker’, which was a top 5 record at Alternative radio, netting over 300 million global streams to date. “Easily the best and most assured music of her career so far,” said The New Yorker. “The album is the first to maximize her talents, externalising the pent-up, dialled-up angst of her adolescence.”
‘Meet Me At Our Spot’, a fan favourite during Willow’s sold-out autumn headline tour, also rose to #21 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #12 on the Pop radio chart. With over 650 million global streams to date, the track is certified Gold in multiple markets, and marks Willow’s second Top 20 single on the OCC UK singles chart this year, reaching #10. The live performance video has also reached 70M views to date.
PRAISE FOR lately I feel EVERYTHING:
“An infinitely fresh sound that succeeds through its unpredictability.” – NPR
“Easily the best and most assured music of her career so far, the album is the first to maximize her talents, externalizing the pent-up, dialled-up angst of her adolescence.” – The New Yorker
“The resulting record is a blast—often angry, a little bratty, always incredibly fun.” – GQ
“A classic when we look back at WILLOW’s discography in years to come” – NME
“The creative force is paving the way for Black women in pop-punk and beyond.” – SPIN
“Willow is back, and she’s stepping on necks on the way…Shredding on the guitar, she radiates power.” – New York Magazine
“Willow Smith goes full pop-punk… the song draws from the music of Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and Barker’s own band Blink-182, with hard-hitting percussion and pop-punk power chords on guitar..” – Rolling Stone
“It’s spiky, mature and not lacking in substance, which makes for a consistently strong and rewarding record… It feels like there’s no stopping WILLOW’s rise.” – Kerrang
“You can’t touch Willow Smith… The 20-year-old pop-punk hero has arrived” – The Face
“A shouty blast of punk rock that scorches by like a shooting star” – Financial Times
“A blast of fresh air from Willow on this banging pop-punk album” – The i
“Willow Smith makes a captivating return as an emo-pop star”- The Independent
“Thank God for Willow, tracking her metamorphosis from precocious neo-soul explorer to out-and-out alt, kid” – The Guardian
“Willow Smith is ready to rock your world…fully embraces the alt-rock and pop-punk sound. Complete with her own guitar playing and a head-banging chorus” – Harper’s Bazaar
“She is the moment…Over roiling guitars and Barker’s thunderous drums…belts in her best pop-punk voice about seeing right through the haters in her life. It’s super catchy. In its accompanying video, she channels the nostalgic fish-eye performance vids of pop-punk’s golden era with her own chic twists…No doubt the pop-punk heroes of her youth, Hayley Williams, Gerard Way, and Patrick Stump, would be proud.” – NYLON
“A stark, honest, and punchy pop-punk reinvention” – Clash
“Willow’s move into pop-punk may have been unexpected but it sounds entirely natural” – DIY
“lately I Feel EVERYTHING is a solid venture into angst, love, and coming of age, the three emotional pillars of pop-punk.” – Jezebel
“Willow’s debut album proves that pop-punk isn’t going away anytime soon… Lately I Feel Everything feels simultaneously nostalgic for the mall punk of the early 2000s and forward-thinking in its delivery.” – UPROXX
“A guitar-heavy track that sees the rap star take a significant sonic shift and swap intricate lyrical flows for thrash-y pop-punk powerchords…Wielding an Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent signature, Smith serves up a series of sweet melodic slides and oversized open-string chordal hooks over a moody bass guitar line, all of which are driven along by Barker’s high-octane drum part.” – Guitar World