ARTICLE IAN DAVID MONROE
At only 13 years old, Willow Smith appears to be the youngest artist making a sonic pivot in their music career, a la Miley's fashion-forward breakout or Gaga's newly polished love of jazz. Most likely hoping to shed her "Whip My Hair" past, Willow has recently appeared performing alongside up-and-coming R&Ber SZA at Rough Trade and now she's lent her vocals to Kitty Cash's forthcoming Mixtape, Love The Free Vol. II. The track, simply titled "8" (for now), features Willow's surprisingly mature vocals whispering softly over down-tempo melodies. Listen, above.