Willow Smith

DE'WAYNE on new single "TAKE THIS CROWN" and working with Good Charlotte

In an interview with AP, DE’WAYNE detailed the creative process behind his latest single, collaborating with Joel Madden and what to expect from his new album.

WILLOW taps Siiickbrain for heavy new single “PURGE“—watch

WILLOW and Siiickbrain have joined forces for the new single “PURGE.” The track is backed by a music video directed by Willow Smith. The new single follows the artist’s collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker on “emo girl.” Read more: Machine Gun Kelly releases video for “emo girl” featuring WILLOW—watch The video for […]

Machine Gun Kelly releases video for “emo girl” featuring WILLOW—watch

Machine Gun Kelly has released a music video for “emo girl” featuring WILLOW. The video starts with Travis Barker dressed as a teacher in a turtleneck and grey wig, taking his students on a field trip. You can watch the visual below. “emo girl” is the first track to be released from MGK‘s new album, […]

Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW team up for ”emo girl”—listen

Machine Gun Kelly has released the single “emo girl” featuring WILLOW. The track comes ahead of his new album mainstream sellout, due out March 25 via Bad Boy/Interscope. MGK previously teased the release of the song on his TikTok. He also sat down with producer Travis Barker to tell him that the new album’s name, […]

Badflower's Josh Katz on why rock needs to embrace change—interview

OK, I’M SICK became Badflower’s debut hit, landing them a win at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, RIAA gold certification (“Ghost”) and finally solidifying them into the world of rock music after many tireless years of being outcast by gatekeepers. 2021 posed Badflower with a task most musicians dread — evading the sophomore slump. Vocalist Josh […]

WILLOW drops "t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l" remix featuring Kid Cudi

WILLOW and Kid Cudi have collaborated to reimagine her hit single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” from her fifth album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. Travis Barker is also featured on drums for the track. Read more: WILLOW, Avril Lavigne and KennyHoopla team up for “G […]

WILLOW, Avril Lavigne and KennyHoopla team up for "G R O W" video

WILLOW has been thriving in the alternative scene following the release of her fifth album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. Now, the artist has just released a music video for fan-favorite “G R O W.” Teaming up alongside punk icon Avril Lavigne, WILLOW delivers an angsty performance of the pop-punk anthem in its music video premiere. […]

Jahnavi Harrison on WILLOW collab, musical meditation and more

Jahnavi Harrison is a talented musician whose sonic influences span genres. Her recent collaboration with Willow Smith on the 2020 single “Surrender (Krishna Keshava)” and the R I S E EP showcases an all-new side to the kirtan musician and her musical prowess. The co-founder of Kirtan London is a passionate artist who found common […]

WILLOW joins with Travis Barker for live performance of "Lipstick"

Recent AltPress cover star WILLOW has shared her live performance of “Lipstick” featuring Travis Barker. Known for pushing limits, WILLOW is unafraid of stepping across genre lines and creating a sound that’s unique to her. Across five full-lengths and several EPs, the singer melds different sounds into intricate melodies and resonating backtracks. Read more: Underoath […]

Atiba Jefferson outlines his process behind the lens

Each month, AP Gallery takes a deep dive into visual culture. We explore music videos and photographs, as well as images that shape the world more broadly. Our discussions go backstage and on set, revealing the vision, the sudden inspiration or the snap decisions that helped to mold iconic images in music, skateboarding, sports and […]

HE Creative are illustrating the evolution of the punk scene

Don’t be fooled: HE Creative are doing exactly what you think they’re doing when you glance over their Instagram feed for the first time—creating a normalized space for punk rock, female empowerment, diversity and more. Designed in various shades of muted hues, HE Creative are using their creative design studio as a means to elevate […]

Timothy Ware-Hill deep-dives into his Netflix project ‘Cops and Robbers’

Artist and filmmaker Timothy Ware-Hill’s Cops And Robbers, an eight-minute, spoken-word, animated film that premiered in December 2020, was a pivotal moment after a devastating year. While globally we all faced the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black community continued to fight a death sentence that doesn’t exist in test tubes or lab experiments and cannot be […]

WILLOW’s highly anticipated album ‘lately I Feel EVERYTHING’ is here

After releasing back-to-back bangers, WILLOW finally dropped her highly anticipated new album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. The record was released via MSFTS Music/Roc Nation.  All songs on the album were written by WILLOW, with co-writing and production from her longtime collaborator Tyler Cole. To celebrate the album’s release, the artist scheduled an Instagram and Messenger […]

WILLOW talks about her influences, working with Avril Lavigne and more

It’s easy to feel like you know Willow Smith. Born into the public eye, her every move has been traced from the beginning, labels flung from all sides from those determined to figure her out. At one time or another, she’s been the “child star,” the “alt-R&B soul child” and the “precocious” teen host of […]

Nandi Bushell shares her biggest influences and upcoming musical endeavors

Nandi Bushell may be emanating the kind of energy and enthusiasm only a kid is capable of when she joins our Zoom call on a Sunday afternoon while she’s not in school, but she’s also a kid who could kick half of the alternative music community’s asses in a drum battle—including, but not limited to, […]

WILLOW reveals tracklist for feature-packed ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’

It’s official. Fans aren’t only getting a collaboration between WILLOW and Avril Lavigne on WILLOW’s upcoming album, lately I feel EVERYTHING, but fans are also getting a collaboration between WILLOW, Lavigne and blink-182’s Travis Barker. The three teamed up for the song “G R O W.” “G R O W” is the second song Barker […]

Yvette Young talks painting, collaborating artistically with WILLOW and more

You wouldn’t know it from hearing her play, but Yvette Young of Covet yearned to abandon her classical music upbringing and used to sneak out of the art classroom to compose songs. While Young eventually found her way into rock music, the artist still fluidly draws from her extensive background in classical music and fine […]

10 music industry pros fueling the pop-punk revival behind the scenes

Important people in music aren’t just behind the microphone, drums or keyboard. They’re also slaving away on Pro Tools, tweaking audio and making the band sound better.  The late Jerry Finn produced Sum 41, blink-182, MxPx and dozens of others in the early 2000s. Tom Lord-Alge mixed scene-defining tracks. Popular musicians often join in, using […]

12 new pop-punk tracks to stream if you’re getting back into the genre

Welcome back to pop punk. Come and look around. If you haven’t air-guitared to “All The Small Things” since high school, or even middle school, there’s so much for you to catch up on.  There’s no need to feel nostalgic or pine for the past. The scene is alive, diverse and oozing with new tracks. […]

WILLOW goes against the grain on her debut Alternative Press cover

Like it or not, Willow Smith has taken every label thrust her way and dismantled them piece by piece to create a sound and a sense of authenticity that leaves no room for question marks. Over the course of four albums and several EPs, WILLOW has evolved into an undeniably genuine individual while putting her […]
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