First we heard SZA’s “Moodring,” now we get to hear Willow Smith’s contribution to DJ Kitty Cash’s Love the Free II mixtape, a song simply called “8.”
Keeping with the project’s theme of chill, ambient vibes, Willow executes that sound while singing philosophical lyrics: “Our consciousness is nothingness and nothingness is well / who are you, who am I / Where is me where is I, there’s no I, it’s just all,” she sings before the track fades.
About the song’s title and concept, Willow tells MTV News, “I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends. I’ve been coming into this new phase in my life, just becoming one with all that is, going deeper into myself and getting to the goal of my music, which is to share that feeling and pass on knowledge so that consciousness can be raised on this planet.”
Pretty deep for a 13-year-old! But we already knew Willow isn’t your average teenager.
Love the Free II drops tomorrow July 29.