The adorably, chubby-cheeked Willow Smith is making headlines today. Social networks are abuzz with chatter about the 9-year old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith and the new single of hers which leaked yesterday. Truthfully? The song is actually pretty good!
The track is entitled “Whip My Hair” and is extremely catchy. It’s pretty refreshing to listen to a song by a child, that actually has a child-like sound to it.
The only criticism that I’ve heard is related to the use of autotune. But, if we are going to judge whether we like a song or not based on whether autotune is applied to it, we would probably only have a rotation of about 7 songs to choose from on our iPods.
I could be a little biased. You may already know that I have a heart for 9-year old Willow. And speaking of “whipping hair”, just last week, I interviewed her amazing hair stylist, Marcia Hamilton, and this is a snippet of what she had to say about Little Miss Willow:
“Willow is extremely progressive for a child her age. She’s super open and she’s so much fun to work with…she’s like a ball energy!”
There is a rumor that Willow has already been picked up by Jay Z’s Roc Nation music label. Wow…I can’t imagine how exciting things must be around the Smith household these days!
Take a listen to the song “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith below.