Alternative singer Willow teams up with drummer Travis Barker
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WILLOW releases her new single ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker’, out now via MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records, via Polydor in the UK. The song is the first taste of her forthcoming full-length album, out this summer. The alt-rock track features heavy guitars, with a feature by pop-punk hero, Travis Barker of Blink-182 and marks a major sonic evolution for WILLOW.“I am so grateful for this tune because it was created in such an introspective time (during the first couple months of quarantine),” she says. “It was the song that proved to me that I needed to let go of the insecurities I had about making a project of this genre” The track was unveiled via Beats1’s Zane Lowe as a New Music Daily today. WILLOW has also released a companion performance video directed by multidisciplinary creative force Dana Trippe, who is known for her work with Haim, Demi Lovato and more. WATCH HERE
At 20 years old, WILLOW has spent most of her life working in the music industry and often making R&B tinged music that supported her vocal training. With more time than ever to experiment in her writing process this past year, she began making demos and writing songs that not only utilized her abilities as a guitar player but that were deeply inspired by her heroes and the music she grew up listening to. From 3-7, she accompanied her mother’s nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom on tour. The band featured powerful rock vocals and crushing guitars and paved the way for WILLOW’s own musical tastes which included My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Fall Out Boy and more. That early ’00 pop-punk and emo influence isn’t just heard throughout the record, but features some of WILLOW’s heroes of the era such as Barker, Avril Lavigne and more. As with all of WILLOW’s music, her lyrics are introspective and ethereal – examining her interior life and her place in the world. And with this more authentic sonic palette, she screams out the questions and answers she finds in her philosophical pursuit.