Willow - WILLOW
WILLOW
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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
MothaOfMotha12
73
In my opinion, Willow Smith is the "horrible at music" Calabasas rich girl that people think she is, she actually can make catchy R&B music, but i believe this project could've been more consistent.
goncalocouto
68
It's a solid third album, where she continues her sonic exploration with smooth and fluid production. The project feels consistent as a whole, thanks to the fitting mixing and instrumentation. Sadly, the songwriting is average and her vocal delivery comes off a bit repetitive after a few tracks, but she still got a long way to go, right? I'm still a fan of her.

✅ Like a Bird | PrettyGirlz | Samo Is Now | Overthinking IT
dyllydyl
76
Obviously Willow can no wrong, and after her last two albums, has proved herself to be one of the most talented young adults out there, but Willow is different than you might expect. The alternative rock she explored on her last LP, The 1st, is expanded on here, with a bit more grit but still that some knack that makes it feel like Willow. I wish it was longer, but the 8 tracks, which clock in at just a mere 23 minutes, are cool. Maybe I'll like it more in time.

Favorite tracks: "Female ... read more
Guilhermecritic
90
Demorou tanto mas ele veio e está muito bom, a sonoridade suave e equilibrada com a guitarra elétrica soou muito bem.
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.
Tsareena
80
Pretty enjoyable album from Willow. She draws from multiple influences and while it does feel familiar, it also shows Willow is pretty talented and has a lot of potential as an artiste.
Faves: Time Machine, PrettyGirlz, Overthinking IT
HalfsourDyl
87
I don't know if Willow could have made a better first impression on me.
silvaz
80
THESE VOCALS, GODDAMN they are amazing the instrumentals are also very good. this is way better than Jaden's (her brother) album "ERYS"
MariellyAkarius
NR
nice low-budget grimes album cover
76fex
NR
California is a natural anti-depressant; for better or for worse, Jaden and Willow Smith are experiencing its side-effects
PatrickL0419
68
Not groundbreaking, but not awful either. That last track is definitely a standout cut.
76
This is actually pretty interesting. The Smith kids definitely are ambitious in their musical ventures, but I think WIllow is coming into her own way more than Jaden is, not that it's a competition. Her neo-soul approach (and 8 tracks) make this a much more palatable project than ERYS, which I didn't hate, but I didn't love either.

Willow's singing is really pleasant and soft, which really is complemented by spacey, wavy beats. The songwriting is pretty average, but she's also young, so I can ... read more
jonatx
74
pois bem.

o Willow não traz nada de inovador, é um neo-soul bem genérico, mad que ainda assim é agradável aos ouvidos.

As três primeiras músicas fazem uma sequência perfeita, eu acho que após isso, o álbum perde um pouco de sua força e ele vai voltar a recuperar apenas na última música, que na minha opinião seria o ápice do álbum.

Willow começa de uma forma ótima (com a ... read more
81
After the surprise that was "ERYS", I had to try Willow's self titled album. I seemed to hit a streak, as both these albums are way better than I expected them to be.
With a runtime of just over 20 minutes, it is Willow's shortest project to date and also her most minimalist. The production relies mainly on a guitar, sometimes bringing in a few other instruments. "WILLOW" stands on Willow's beautiful, stripped down voice which effortlessly carries every emotion necessary. ... read more
itsyahboinoah
62
Nothing special on here but cant fault its relaxing and dreamy atmosphere on this record. She definitely wears her influences over her sleeves and the lyrics being too superficial and vague but the production on here and willow vocals do carry some of these tracks.
ChuckActuary
46
I didn't expect much, I didn't get much. Boring, void of content. Its not that she's talent-less, she's just got no life experience that creates music with any real feeling. She got some great producers and spent the money she needed to make it listenable, but its not something I'd ever choose to listen to again or feel compelled to revisit.
El_Bark
60
Like A Bird is an entire bop, like i possibly top 10,20 tracks of the year for me, but everything else was just ok
aronmace
30
listens to joanna newsom once
puzzlemoon
80
O 'WILLOW', com sua vibe "chill" e que flerta com o experimental e um lado mais tênue do R&B, nos mostra uma nitida evolução e desenvolvimento artístico da Willow Smith como musicista. Eu estava me sentindo bem mal esses dias e... foi um álbum que me fez muito bem.
Só achei a segunda metade do trabalho meio fraca, mas os trabalhos vocais, acordes, instrumentos, letras....tá tudo lindim <3

Destaco: Like A Bird / Female Energy pt. ... read more
devulxx
60
Really aprecciate the mix of sounds here
Willow's vocal delivery matches the weird vibe of the album
Production is really strange but good at the same time
I can see myself coming back to some tracks like FEMALE ENERGY PART 2, TIME MACHINE and PrettyGirlz
Overall is a very decent and interesting experimental album.
hzy0421
73
A solid third album, where she continues her sonic exploration with smooth and fluid production. The project feels consistent as a whole, thanks to the suitable mixing and instrumentation. Average songwriting, of course, and her vocal delivery comes off a bit repetitive in the spacey atmosphere after several tracks, but she still got a long way to go right?
notanalt
65
Willows Falling Down
lukassantiago3
67
Willow's self titled album has a good purpose but brings a lukewarm loop of her own.
JUKEBOX
77
I don't get it... I really enjoy this

Unlike the delirious and self-proclaimed genius, Jaden Smith, her sister delivers an introspective album with stupendous vocals and an instrumentalization that, while it is quite safe, performs perfectly.

Relationships, sexuality and the feeling of being born in the wrong generation are themes that the singer addresses in her soft, sweet melodies. And this is the sign of a personal maturation that reflects on her own music: with much less generic ... read more
lilnedbigby
70
it's a little bit one-dimensional but that doesn't stop it from being good

favorite tracks: female energy pt. 2 / time machine
least favorite tracks: none
BuzzReplayz
70
Going into this i was quite skeptical but i came out satisfied
davyd
70
Like a Bird 80/100
Female Energy 60/100
Time Machine 80/100
PrettyGirlz 70/100
Samo Is Now 60/100
U KNOW 60/100
Overthinking IT 80/100
MJRVI
35
Mehhhhh
DukeEman
74
The vocals are heavenly with cool hip soothing music to match it that sways between that gap of the brain and skull...
80
Willow is coming into her own with this album and she transports you to her world. The vocals are magical and all the instrumentals add together to create something really special here. I am really excited to see what we get out of Willow in the future and I think she will become an A list indie artist with future track releases.
Stairway_2_Hell
NR
Very personal Soul/Pop record, with so many people discounting her just because she's Will Smiths kid she pulls through with an amazing record.
96
this album gave me chills down my spine with every single song. my only complaint was i got a little bored when “samo is now” came on. the lyrics are beautiful and it’s overall a fantastic album. favorites; time machine, female energy pt.2, and prettygirlz
NR
Willow unleashed her insane creativity with this extremely experimental album. While the opening song to the album is pretty dull it is followed with probably the two best songs on the album: Female Energy part two and Time Machine. Both of these cuts showcase her beautiful voice. The album as a whole does a great job of this. Overall while there are some low points the highs of this album are pretty great.
bastosjose
72
Fav Tracks: Female Energy, Part 2, Overthinking IT

Better than i expected tbh!
bielsucker
97
mais uma vez, me encontro aplaudindo de pe o trabalho da Willow, um album curto coeso, aonde cada faixa se encaixa perfeitamente na outra, uma sonoridade muito boa com um solo de guitarra que te da uma nostalgia muito boa, o cd tem seus piques perfeitos como female energy e prettygirlz que são ótimas canções, ela merece muito mais reconhecimento ainda mais agora com esse novo projeto, pois ela tem crescido muito em quesito musical, a muito tempo deixou de ser a ... read more
torpedoArma
76
nice one
jumpYARD
75
Pretty solid effort from Willow! Nice blend of neo-soul and psych-pop with an alt-rock edge that came through on her last album. The track with Jaden is great and Time Machine is really neat. A nice short album that's really hard to hate, straight up vibes, me likey!
KingLukas
90
Edit: Fuck it this is a 9.

This is genuinely very nice I think, as someone else said Willow couldn't have made a better first impression on me...

A lot of people said the songwriting/lyrics are a little lackluster but I really don't have a problem with it, at all. It sounds like someone making the music they want to make and not trying too hard to be popular or famous or overcomplicated, it's very effortless/dreamy and I like that tbh, it suits well with her voice. (Which is incredible ... read more
79
what a pleasant surprise... did not reminded that her voice was like this
i have no words for female energy pt. 2, WHAT A GORGEOUS TRACK!!!

favorite tracks: like a bird, female energy pt2, overthinking it
uglynik
66
well, at least she's improving.
63
Willow is constantly improving in songwriting and overall albums. After Jaden's album disappointment, she has done a great job to bring it back for the smith family.
Viberantweb
60
There's absolutely no denying Willow Smith's talent, her voice is ambient and beautiful and she clearly has a knack for solid songwriting. While WILLOW possesses plenty of potential and slick vibes, I can't help but feel it is somewhat of a lukewarm release at times, more often than not just going through the motions rather than creating a killer blow. There are really intriguing moments on the project, with the whole aurora of tracks like PrettyGirlz capturing your imagination with the kind of ... read more
ChesterPaccini
60
Better than I was expecting for an artist who gets too much exposure for their talent level and experience. Cohesively, WILLOW is not very well put together, however, the production is very well done and the style of singing Willow uses on here is surprisingly emotional. The emotional strength of this album is probably my favorite takeaway.

Willow, like her brother Jaden (and the whole Smith-Pinkett family), has the idea that she is more enlightened than everyone else and, even at her young ... read more
73
Better than Jaden
88
Esto es crecer como artista

Willow logra con este trabajo hacer lo que es por el momento su mejor trabajo discográfico y es que se ve que esta chica tiene toda una vida por delante.

Con una mezcla de géneros que van desde el Rock hasta algo de trap y con una producción muy bien llevada, y sin olvidar su voz que destaca y es explorada muy bien. Sin duda estás canciones las estaré repitiendo una y otra vez hasta aburrirme de ellas ¿pero es como como ... read more
Gustavowaves
77
Like A Bird / 10
Female Energy, Part 2 / 8
Time Machine / 9
PrettyGirlz / 8
Samo Is Now / 7
​then (interlude) / 7
U KNOW / 7
Overthinking / 6
Paty08
50
This album is pretty mediocre and she has a nice voice but there was nothing that I found to be really unique or that simply stood out. So overall this album is mediocre.
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