Willow Smith unleashes her inner pop-punk in guitar-centric new single, Transparent Soul

Willow Smith
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R&B singer-songwriter Willow Smith has unveiled her latest single, Transparent Soul – a guitar-heavy track that sees the rap star take a significant sonic shift and swap intricate lyrical flows for thrash-y pop-punk powerchords. 

The song is taken from the 20-year-old’s upcoming fifth studio album, which will be released via Roc Nation/MSFTSMusic later this year, and features Blink-182 rhythm king Travis Barker on the drums. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.