Amidst Father Will Smith’s Deep Dive Into 80s’ Hip-Hop, Willow Smith Shares Her Goals as a Musician

Published 11/04/2023, 4:37 AM EDT

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Willow Smith once declared her impending retirement at a remarkably young age, a sentiment few artists could express. Her musical journey traversed vast landscapes, from R&B psychedelia to dreamy pop and rowdy punk. Further, culminating in her latest release, ‘Alone,’ which marked her departure from the rock genre. Her career served as a refreshing departure from the looming shadows of her famous parents.

Will Smith immersed himself in the 80s hip-hop culture while Willow carved her path in the rock arena, forging her unique musical identity. With the release of ‘Alone,’ Willow opened up about her musical ambitions in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Willow Smith- From rock royalty to solo aspirations

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Will has earned a Grammy for his remarkable rap performances. In contrast, Willow chose to chart her own course, steering clear of hip-hop and immersing herself in the world of rock. As she ventured further from the rock genre, Willow delved into her musical aspirations while discussing ‘Alone’. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she described, “I feel like Alone straddles two worlds. It has that intense relief moment at the end, but there are some really interesting time-signature variations that happen in the song.”

The singer, known for ‘Meet Me at Our Spot’, shared that her perspective on music underwent a transformation during the creation of ‘Coping Mechanism.’ She described the song as a unique blend of vulnerability and intricate rhythm, featuring quintuplet beats that marked a departure from her previous work in ‘Lately I Feel Everything’ and ‘Coping Mechanism.’ Furthermore, hinting at exciting possibilities on the horizon.

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While Willow may have charted her musical path, she did take a page from her father’s book in one particular domain—showcasing her lavish mansion.

The Rockstar’s sanctuary

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Willow has carved her unique path to stardom, distancing herself from her privileged upbringing. The world witnessed her transition from a child actor to a blossoming musician. This creative maven, celebrated for baring her music and emotions to fans via social media, does not just own any ordinary house – she inhabits a rockstar’s sanctuary. Alongside her brother, Jaden Smith, they had grown up immersed in luxury, courtesy of their parents’ superstar status.

The singer delighted her fans with intimate home recordings and practice sessions. Her creative sanctuary, as reported by Hello Magazine, was a $3 million eco-friendly haven nestled in the serene embrace of Malibu. This rockstar retreat featured four bedrooms and four bathrooms, welcoming potential guests, yet it was Willow who predominantly inhabited this musical haven. The house stood as an exemplar of environmental consciousness as well.

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What do you think of this aspect of Willow’s music? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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