WILLOW

Willow - WILLOW
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 254 ratings
2019 Ratings: #751
July 19, 2019 / Release Date
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Roc Nation / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
NME

This dreamy, spacey, shamanistic R&B album is both slight and well-realised, proof that Willow's talented enough to stand apart from her dynastic family.

smallpeeble
85
i appreciate this side of willow
Plats
68
Trying to be the next BROCKHAMPTON member, I see.

Jokes aside, this is waaay better than I was expecting it to be! It's nothing groundbreaking and Willow's lyrics are pretty barebones, but the production is absolutely phenomenal, the mixing is spot-on and her vocals are beautiful. Overall, this is definitely a step in the right direction and Willow seems to be the only Smith in the family who's close to finding their own voice.

Fav Tracks: Time Machine; Overthinking IT; Female Energy, Part 2; ... read more
Claytastic
70
Willow’s self-titled project is definitely a step above her previous work and anything Jaden has done in his whole career. Both of these kids have genuinely respectable musical ambitions, but Willow seems to be able to pull hers off with much more authenticity. She doesn’t do anything groundbreaking or new on this project, but she shows a lot of potential in her combination of classic neo-soul and the tropes of modern day R&B. There are a few moments where this style falls flat ... read more
MariellyAkarius
69
nice low-budget grimes album cover
marvelgaryen
88
I'm a fan of Willow and I won't deny it, but this album has a really different taste, I see an evolved artist in this project and not that wild teenager who thought she could make critic acclaimed albuns, now she's better and I can feel the influences that she has, probably a lot of people in this website will hate it, but personally I think it's fantastic.
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Track List

  1. Like a Bird
  2. Female Energy, Pt. 2
  3. Time Machine
  4. PrettyGirlz
  5. Samo Is Now
  6. then (interlude)
  7. U KNOW (feat. Jaden)
  8. Overthinking IT
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Added on: July 14, 2019