Willow Smith Was Writing R&B Gems In Electric Lady Studios At 12-Years-Old
“I recorded this song in Jimi Hendrix’s studio in NY when I was 12.”
If you’ve been paying even the faintest bit of attention to young Willow Smith over the last six months (and really her entire post-“Whip My Hair” career,) it’s been easy to see and hear just how far she’s come as a songwriter and vocalist, wielding uncharacteristically mature takes on r&b and hip-hop for an adolescent. Today, the heiress to Bel Air resurfaces with yet another testament to her growth, releasing the quiet storm-esque track, “JIMI,” which she claims was written when she was just 12-years-old while in the house that Hendrix built (Electric Lady Studios.) It’s a warm reminder that the youngest Smith is gaining ground in a hurry and that heads should take heed.
Hear Willow Smith up the ante with “JIMI” below. If you’re looking to catch her live and direct, look no farther than this year’s Roots Picnic, where she’ll be joining the likes of Future, Usher, Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada and plenty more. Grab a copy of her surprise ARDIPITHECUS LP on iTunes today.