FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH TRAVIS BARKER, AVRIL LAVIGNE, AYLA TESLER-MABE, CHERRY GLAZER & TIERRA WHACK
WILLOW has released her new album, lately I feel EVERYTHING on MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation. The album features Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne and previously unreleased collaborations with Tierra Wack, Cherry Glazer and Ayla Tesler-Mabe. “lately I feel EVERYTHING is a musical expression of trying to perceive both joy and pain through an equally compassionate and playful lens,” says WILLOW. Of the 11 tracks on the album, WILLOW had previously released “Lipstick,” and the explosive first single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker.” In the month since its release, “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker” has amassed 36 million streams and became WILLOW’s first Hot 100 entry. The song, currently #18 on the Alternative Chart was the #1 most added single at Alternative Radio last week and the #2 greatest gainer, jumping up 8 spots. Today, WILLOW released a visualizer for the pop-punk anthem, “G R O W – WILLOW, Avril Lavigne feat. Travis Barker,”.
All songs on lately I feel EVERYTHING, were written by WILLOW with production and co-writing on select tracks from her longtime collaborator Tyler Cole. The album was recorded in Los Angeles at Conway Studios with additional drums by Matt Chamberlain. WILLOW plays guitar throughout.
This morning, Friday, July 16th, Facebook Watch will host the exclusive live performance event, WILLOW IN CONCERT: lately I feel EVERYTHING. Fans can tune in at 9AM PST to catch this Facebook Watch exclusive concert experience. WILLOW will debut songs off her incredible new album, including her hit single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” feat. Travis Barker and brand new anthem, “G R O W” with Avril Lavigne feat. Travis Barker. The event is equal parts intimate, electric, punk and unexpected. In between songs, Willow and her friends and family – including her mom Jada, discuss her musical journey from her days performing “Whip My Hair” at age 10 to now, a full decade later writing, producing and performing her music. The concert will be available for viewers to watch together in Instagram video chat using the Watch Together feature, in addition to Messenger and Facebook Watch.
At only 20 years old, WILLOW has spent half her life in the music industry. With lately I feel EVERYTHING, a decade of growth both in the industry and as a young woman come to a head. Her album is a love letter to that constant evolution. She began working on the record in 2020, during the pandemic. With all the extra time on her hands at home, she began recording demos that she would later re-record when she felt like she could safely enter a studio. It was a new process for her, born out of caution, but it helped her capture the rawness of her new sound. On the forthcoming record, WILLOW channels the pop-punk and emo heroes she adored as a teenager, like Avril Lavigne, My Chemical Romance and Paramore. “I thought this was a really dope outlet for a new energy I wanted to bring to my music,” she says.
“t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker” was originally unveiled via Beats1’s Zane Lowe as a New Music Daily and has since garnered both critical praise and commercial success. “Smith’s song doesn’t so much make the case for Black women in pop-punk as much as it serves as a reminder that we’ve always been here,” said Jezebel. “It’s a pop-punk banger for the ages.” WILLOW recently performed the single on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Watch here.
lately I feel EVERYTHING – TRACKLIST
- t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker
- F**K You
- Gaslight feat. Travis Barker
- don’t SAVE ME
- Come Home feat. Ayle Tesler-Mabe
- XTRA feat. Tierra Whack
- G R O W – WILLOW, Avril Lavigne feat. Travis Barker
- ¡BREAKOUT! feat. Cherry Glazer
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