Just in case your neck hurts after months of whipping your hair back and forth, give 17-year-old Katie Gavin's cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" a listen. Instead of a heart-shaped weave and crazy nail art, Katie's homemade video features just a guitar and her beautiful voice.
Katie's cover of "Whip My Hair" is very different from Willow Smith's original, but it works really well. Her bluesy, soulful voice sounds great over a slower version of the song. And Katie's definitely got some Willow Smith swagger of her own: her video is approaching 100,000 views.
We think Willow Smith would approve of Katie Gavin's cover of "Whip My Hair." Sure, Katie's version lends itself to a gentler "whipping," more along the lines of "subtly shaking your head side to side," but the important part is they're both shaking off the haters. Whip it real hard, Katie. Or just kinda mellow, that's cool too.
+ Check out Katie Gavin's cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." And watch Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" video below.