WILLOW confirms title and release date for upcoming pop-punk album
Willow Smith – aka WILLOW – is one of many artists keeping pop-punk in the mainstream at the moment following the release of t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l featuring Travis Barker in April. And she’ll likely continue to help keep the genre resurgence alive with her new album, arriving next month.
WILLOW will drop Lately I Feel Everything in full on July 16, sharing the news and a video teaser of what is presumably a song from the record – though a full tracklist is yet to arrive. Previously, it was announced that, as well as Travis, fellow pop-punk titan Avril Lavigne is also a guest star on the record – so we’re very keen to hear all about that…
Speaking to V Magazine earlier in June about her journey within rock and how she hopes to inspire others, WILLOW enthused: “Just through the music that I’m putting out right now and the representation that I can bring to the mix, I just hope that the Black girls who are listening to my music and listening to this album see that there’s more of us out there. It’s a real thing, you’re not alone. You’re not the only Black girl who wishes she could flip her hair to the side, and wear black eyeliner, you know what I mean?”
When asked about other potential genres she’d like to go into, she also said, “I’m going to go wherever the music is, but I love pop-punk a lot. But, where my heart lies, is metal. At some point, that’s definitely going to happen.”
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