WILLOW has shared the latest single from her upcoming album Lately I Feel Everything out July 16 via Roc Nation and MSFTS Music. “Lipstick” features the rock-infused sound the singer and songwriter introduced on the album’s lead single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
“Lipstick” was written and produced solely by WILLOW who shared the song with an intimate visual. The visual component focuses on the singer’s eyes and lips as vivid images are projected onto her face. The song’s drum-heavy production aligns directly with the singer’s mission to move the pop-punk/rock scene forward.
“I wanted to let other people of color know that we should be able to do whatever we want; we should be able to scream and growl and shred,” WILLOW told Billboard in a recent interview. “And with the history of what we’ve had to endure in this country, I think that rock is a pretty perfect place to do that.”
Lately I Feel Everything follows 2020’s The Anxiety, the singer’s collaborative project with Tyler Cole, and 2019’s WILLOW. As her team would have it, the album is just the beginning for the long-established musician.
“This is a space that she’s going to own over time,” Roc Nation co-president Shari Bryant said. “It’s so authentic, and that aligns with what punk music represents: It’s all about feeling your confidence.”
“t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” was a breakthrough moment for WILLOW in the road to creating Lately I Feel Everything. “I am so grateful for this tune because it was created in such an introspective time (during the first couple months of quarantine),” she had said. “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.”
WILLOW’s Lately I Feel Everything is out July 16 and available for pre-order now.