At the rate she’s going, Willow Smith will have gone through more reinventions by the time she’s 16 than Madonna will have done in a whole career.
For having very nearly scored a UK number one with 2010 debut single, ‘Whip My Hair,’ at the tender age of nine, Will Smith’s daughter now seems keen to convince everyone that at 12, she’s a much more mature artist.
Indeed, while most girls her age are probably singing One Direction songs into their hairbrush, Willow has unexpectedly gone all experimental gloom-rock for her new single, ‘Sugar & Spice,’ by sampling none other than Radiohead.
Borrowing the instrumental from 2011’s ‘The King Of Limbs’ album track, ‘Codex,’ Smith quietly coos a string of depressing lyrics including:
“Inject my soul with darkness”
“Take a swing at me, I’ll fight/To the death, my light is bright.”
“I tried to be sugar and spice, but I’m melancholy and can’t do anything right.”
Blimey, if this is a taste of things to come, then Heaven knows what kind of miserable material she’ll come out with once she actually hits her teens.
But as age-inappropriate as the song feels, it’s admittedly not bad at all.