Two and a half years after she entered the music world with the boisterous (and still excellent) "Whip My Hair," Willow Smith has released her latest single -- only now the showbiz scion appears to be hanging her head.
"I tried to be sugar and spice / But I'm melancholy and can't do anything right," Smith sings before admitting to the presence of monsters under her bed. Then she tells us that her soul has been injected with darkness and that all she wants is silence.
It's a different approach than we're used to hearing from Smith, who as recently as 2011 was describing herself as "the fireball of the party" in an uptempo kiddie-rap collaboration with Nicki Minaj.
Sang Smith in that Alicia Keys-style ballad, "Your validation is just not that important to me."