Willow Smith Recruits Avril Lavigne on Powerful New Song, “G R O W”

Today, Willow Smith released her new album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. It’s already gotten a lot of attention for its role in reviving the pop punk genre, and some key features have added to that recognition. One of the album’s standout tracks is “G R O W,” performed with Avril Lavigne and featuring Travis Barker on drums.

“G R O W” has instant, infectious energy, guitar and drums propelling it forward. It starts with the empowering chorus before Willow sings the first verse. Following another chorus, Avril takes on the second verse. At barely over two minutes long, it’s a short song, but it packs a punch. Willow has perfectly captured the early 2000s pop punk sound, not only on this song, but across her new album. And Avril Lavigne fans will likely get major throwback vibes from “G R O W” – it sounds like early Avril, complete with the powerful message and youthful earnestness.

Listen to “G R O W” in the official visualizer video below:

“G R O W” appears on Willow Smith’s the album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. You can stream or buy the album from all the major music providers here.

lately I feel EVERYTHING

Willow’s new album, lately I feel EVERYTHING, just came out today. It’s a major stylistic change for her: more pop punk rather than the alt-R&B of her previous three records. The new album was preceded by the singles “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” featuring Travis Barker and “Lipstick.”

Apparently, a music video for “G R O W” has already been filmed, so look out for that soon, too!

See the full tracklisting for lately I feel EVERYTHING below:

  1. “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” feat. Travis Barker
  2. “F**k You”
  3. “Gaslight” feat. Travis Barker
  4. “don’t SAVE ME”
  5. “naïve”
  6. “Lipstick”
  7. “Come Home” feat. Ayla Tesler-Mabe
  8. “4ever”
  9. “XTRA” feat. Tierra Whack
  10. “G R O W” with Avril Lavigne and feat. Travis Barker
  11. “¡BREAKOUT!” feat. Cherry Glazerr

More From Avril

Last December, we learned Avril Lavigne was recording music with MOD SUN and producer John Feldmann. At the end of December, Machine Gun Kelly joined the “jam fam” in the studio. Travis Barker has also been involved. In February, Avril confirmed that her new album is already done. Starting this spring, she began teasing song lyrics and titles, though it still unclear when her new album will come out. It seems to have missed the summer plans, but could be out this fall.

Avril’s last album, Head Above Water, came out in February 2019. It launched the singles “Head Above Water,” “Tell Me It’s Over,” “Dumb Blonde,” and “I Fell In Love With The Devil.” One year ago, she reworked its closing song, “Warrior,” to fit the COVID-19 pandemic. Renamed “We Are Warriors,” its proceeds have gone to help those in need during this pandemic.

At the beginning of this year, Avril appeared on MOD SUN’s single “Flames,” taken from his album, Internet Killed The Rockstar.

More Avril Lavigne News

Enjoy “G R O W” and Willow Smith’s full new album – lately I feel EVERYTHING is out now! Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.

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