Willow Smith continues her journey to self-discovery with a forthcoming EP that she promises aims to enlighten. A lyric sample from one of the still unreleased songs, “Goodbye to our third eyes when the authorities keep coming down on us”, suggests her new music will not be without some social criticism.
It’s not all that unusual for teens to reach a point of serious questioning and concern as they begin to grow, recognize issues, and form strong opinions. Especially in a day-and-age when being informed and aware is so highly valued; trendy even. What’s exciting about Williow’s approach, is that she will have the ability to speak to those kids – those who are wondering, curious, and wishing to speak out themselves.
The Fader had the opportunity to speak candidly with the 13-year-old star via skype, where she enthusiastically pointed out that “The government, they’re trying to do all this stuff, and I’m speaking that out in my art a lot.” Being an artist is certainly something Willow holds in high esteem. Last year, the starlet down the lead role in Annie (produced by her superstar father, Will Smith, and Jay Z) to pursue school for the first time. The experience was an eye-opener. “They teach you to just go to school, go to college, and then get a job.” She continued, noting that they effectively “repress creativity”. Luckily, as a creative young girl with the resources and means to share her creativity with the world, Willow is likely to overcome those harsh lessons she so objected to.