Willow Smith has teamed up with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker to debut a whole new sound.

The 20-year-old artist is turning a corner as she ventures into the world of pop-punk in her new music.

A collaboration between Travis Barker and Willow gives way to an angsty, self-expressive track revealing a new look for the singer and her creative aesthetic.

Willow has kick-started a new musical era decked out in all-black, heavy eyeliner, and spiked collars.

Following the likes of Yungblud, Maggie Lindemann, and Machine Gun Kelly, the artist is emerging as a new wave of pop-punk as the genre makes a mainstream comeback.

Transparent Soul is a drum-heavy hommage to the noughties pop-punk scene and Willow pulls it off well.


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The music video, which features grainy overlays and glitching shots captures Willow singing about her experiences with both boys and girls, which wouldn’t be a surprise as the singer has previously stated she’s attracted to both men and women.

I knew a boy just like you / He’s a snake just like you / Such a fake just like you / But I can see the truth,” she sings on the chorus.

Later, in the pre-chorus, Willow switches to singing about a girl: “I knew a girl just like you / She was vain, just like you /Such a pain, just like you and everybody knows the truth.

In 2019, during an episode of Red Table Talk, Willow had a conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith about her sexuality.

“I love men and women equally, and so I would definitely want one man, one woman. I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people,” the singer said.

Adding: “I’m not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences. I focus a lot on the emotional connection and I feel like if I were to find two people of different genders that I really connected with and we had a romantic and sexual connection, I don’t feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.”

You can watch the music video for Transparent Soul here or below: