Willow Smith may only be 14, but that hasn't stopped her from having a moment this year. Fresh off the electrifying performance that she graced this year's CMJ with, she took the double opportunity of her birthday and Halloween to drop a three-song EP out of nowhere.
Of course, the newly turned 14-year-old singer and celebrity daughter of Will and Jada burst onto the scene in 2010 at the tender age of nine with "Whip My Hair"—but 3 is just about as different from that as it could be.
It's the spare, oddball R&B that's been drawing comparison to the likes of SZA and FKA Twigs, but Willow manages to personalize it with her own special brand of honesty. The lyrics never stray into pop fluffiness and always take on a personal tilt—like when she name checks her brother Jaden Smith, sings about driving down to PCH to get a smoothie or bemoans the trappings of fame.
True to its name, the EP only has three songs: "8," "9" and "Flowers." Considering she released a song back in January called "5" this might be a recurring theme for track titles. Does that mean an album is almost up to nine tracks? We can only hope.
For now, the EP is available for free for a limited time through Google Play, where you can download it or stream it via the app. The best part? Willow tagged the genre as: '10s Pop. Welcome to the future—it it sounds like Willow Smith then we're all in good hands.