Willow Smith has more deep thoughts on her mind than the average teenager. The singer-songwriter has released her brand new single, “Romance,” but it’s far from being a singular expressing of love.
Over an amplified strum of acoustic guitar, the young songstress delivers an impassioned performance as she sings about morality, ancient biology, tender moments and confusion.
“Morality doesn’t exist,” she sings. “It’s a construct we breed into children who see / We create our paradox, we create all our lives.”
But the evocative song also offers Willow’s take on social commentary. “I’m imagining a different history,” she sings. “Where man and woman stay equal / In the eyes of society / Where we don’t condemn different people / For exercising their freedom.”
Willow’s album The 1st, which follows December’s Mellifluous EP, arrives on Halloween, which also happens to be her 17th birthday.
Next up, she will hit the road with Jhené Aiko on “Trip (The Tour),” which is set to kick off Nov. 14 in Detroit.