Willow Smith Connects With Travis Barker for "Transparent Soul" Video (UPDATE)

Willow Smith dropped the first single "transparent soul" with Travis Barker, from her forthcoming full-length album that's slated for a summer release.

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UPDATED 5/28, 2:45 p.m. ET: Willow released the video for her recent single “Transparent Soul” on Friday. 

For the visual, Willow and Tavis Barker take over a Gen Z punk rock watering hole. While she's in the club, she encounters a dark, metallic figure who seems to be there specifically for her. As Willow tries to flee the figure, she trips, leading to a creepy encounter. After looking the figure in its eyes, Willow realizes she can’t run from her past and embraces the concept.

Watch Willow’s “Transparent Soul” video with Travis Barker up top.

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Willow Smith has shared her new track “Transparent Soul” with Travis Barker, the first single from her upcoming full-length album.

“I am so grateful for this tune because it was created in such an introspective time [during the first couple months of quarantine],” Willow said in a statement. “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 pop-punk ballad features Willow on the guitar and Barker on the drums, and is accompanied by a Dana Trippe-directed performance video, which shows Willow outfitted in heavy, black eyeliner, big combat boots, chains, studded belts, and more. “I thought this was a really dope outlet for a new energy I wanted to bring to my music,” Willow said.


The singer’s next album, which is set to be released this summer, follows her previous projects, the 2020 EP Rise with Jahnavi Harrison, 2020’s The Anxiety with Tyler Cole, and her self-titled album from 2019.

Watch the video for “Transparent Soul” at the top.

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