Jaden Smith – always the futurist – has become the first artist to release a new album through photo-sharing app Instagram.
Celebrating his 20th birthday in style, Jaden Smith has released a revamped version of his 2017 album Syre. This time titled: ‘Syre: The Electric Album’, noting the ‘electric’ reworking of his original record.
Moreso, it’s the first album released entirely through Instagram. The tracks are all video clips on Jaden’s Instagram profile which, when combined, make up an ambitious selection of album artwork. Stream the album here.
Meanwhile, showcasing his peak-Dad powers, Will Smith has released his own version of Jaden;s ‘Icon’, adding his own verse to his son’s song.
Poking fun at Jaden Smith, he raps “boy you know why you is an icon living? You was born from an icon living.” Sharing short clips from his previous parody version of the music video, the new clip starts with Will Smith learning Spanish with collaborator Nicky Jam, who also appears on the original song with Jaden Smith.
Will Smith teamed up with Nicky Jam last month for the official World Cup song, along with Diplo and Kosovo singer Era Istref.
In 2015, Smith told, “I have a bunch of songs. I don’t know if I’ll do an album. I‘m looking for a really clever and creative way to release the music.”