Today, WILLOW releases the official music video for her single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker.” The piece is directed by CHILD. and features Barker and WILLOW at a punk club on a night full of strange encounters. “I’m so happy that I got to bring these two parts of myself together, this spiritual part of myself into this pop punk angsty world that I wanted to create for the video,” says WILLOW. “I’m so honored and excited for you guys to see it.” The single was the first taste of her forthcoming full-length album, out this summer and marked a major sonic evolution for WILLOW. SPIN premiered the video today calling it “intense and filled with energy.” Watch here.
The track 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.