Willow Smith is inspired by Alanis Morissette

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 November 2017
Willow Smith

Willow Smith

American star Willow Smith has revealed that her music is inspired by Alanis Morissette

Willow Smith's music is inspired by Alanis Morissette.

The 17-year-old singer - who is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - has admitted to taking inspiration from the likes of Alanis and Tori Amos, and she considers any comparisons to the pair to be a huge compliment.

Asked about the parallels between herself and Alanis and Tori, Willow - who has just released her new album, 'The 1st' - replied: "They are literally my icons. Alanis Morissette sings with this abandon that is so inspiring, and I try to implement that in my live performances as well.

"You can tell when someone's singing from their heart. You just look at them and see that they're feeling it."

Willow channels a lot of passion and emotion on the track 'Human Leech'.

Asked how she accessed those emotions to record the song, Willow explained to Rolling Stone magazine: "You know, what we think is love entails a lot of confusion. You ask yourself, 'Why am I acting this way? I need to sit down and analyse myself.'

"That song was me looking into myself and realising my tendencies to latch on to somebody and suck their energy. That anger that you're hearing is me being angry at myself. That's what the song is really about.

"It's like the whole hypocrisy of relationships. Have you ever had someone do something that you think is negative and you're like, 'Ugh, this person is so sus'?

"Then you're thinking about it in your head and you're like, 'Wait, I do that too. I need to really start being more aware.'"

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