Willow Smith has been pretty quiet in the music world since 2011’s “Whip My Hair” took the world by storm, but the 13-year-old has spent the past few years refining her taste, from sampling Radiohead to joining up-and-comer SZA on stage. Now, she’s released a cover of King Krule’s “Easy Easy” from his debut album 6 Feet Beneath The Moon and … it’s actually pretty damn good. Listen below and compare it to the original.
In semi-related news, King Krule has announced a mixed-media display in collaboration with his brother Jack Marshall, who performs under the name Mistr Gone. The show will be called Inner City Ooz. Here’s the official announcement:
Intersecting memories and moments of lived experience are brought together in an impressively diverse body of work incorporating poetry, music, painting, illustration, silk-screen and linocut – all acts of artistic liberation that address universal themes of the memory, time, and role of the artist in an evolving cityscape. Through an immersive installation of soundscapes and live-performances the show aims to create a secluded, fictional environment where the viewer can find refuge from the outside world and reflect on the endless possibilities that one can discover within oneself.
To mark the opening of the exhibition, Jack and Archy will create an immersive, sound-based piece that maps out a subconscious world where memories have been recorded and sampled, consisting of three entwined elements: an ambient composition which runs on a loop throughout the night, a variety of sound installations with an interactive element in each, and a percussionist improvising and interpreting rhythms to accompany the ambient composition. These installations carry buttons and triggers that the public are invited to tamper with in order to alter and distort what the two have imagined.
The exhibition will run 9/5-9/27 at London’s Display Gallery.