'twentyfortyeight 2.0' sees Smith enlist help from Cera
Willow Smith has released a new song via her soundcloud, with Smith brining aboard actor and musician Michael Cera as her producer.
‘twentyfortyeight 2.0’ is an ambient, synth-laden track that is a step away from Cera’s previous releases. Smith has been quietly uploading a series of tracks over the past few months, namely ‘Susside,’ ‘JIMI’ and ‘-FAR&WIDE-‘, which were all produced by the artist herself.
In December of last year, Smith dropped her debut album ‘Ardipithecus’ without warning. She is credited as the sole songwriter and producer on 14 of the 15 tracks, with older brother Trey Smith also appearing on three songs from the release.
Speaking to The Fader, Smith explained of the album: “Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state. Digging deep in the soil of my heart and finding bits and pieces of my ancient self that tell stories, which end up being the lyrics to the songs.”
Smith, who has previously been ridiculed in the media for her unorthodox spiritual beliefs, then added: “‘Ardipithecus’ is my first album in my entire career and it makes me feel so blessed to be able to share my evolution with the LightEaters as I continue excavating my inner worlds…” She first came to fame after releasing ‘Whip My Hair’ in 2010 at the age of nine.
You can listen to ‘twentyfortyeight 2.0’ below.