This time last week, we were watching Willow Smith cast a spell onstage at The FADER Fort presented by Converse. On this Hallow's Eve, she premiered her new EP 3 at the stroke of midnight to celebrate her 14th birthday—yes, she was born on Halloween in the year 2000, if you needed more reason to take her precocious enlightenment seriously. She's partnered with Google Play to host the three track project, which features the slinking single "8" that first popped up on Kitty Cash's Love The Free mixtape, and her duet with SZA "9", first premiered at the Fort. As a bonus, she liberated "Cares" early this afternoon, a freewheeling drum circle of sunny harmonies that finds her stressing over her natural hair. No one said 14 was any easier. Download 3 here, and watch it come to light live at the FADER Fort below.
October 31, 2014