What is it about the Smith family and summer jams? Back in his Fresh Prince days, Will Smith recorded what might just be the ultimate Song of the Summer, “Summertime.” Now, his daughter Willow Smith is staking her own claim to the summer throne with her new single, “#SUMMERFLING.”
Willow’s new project, Melodic Chaotic, has her teamed up with the producer DJ MVISC Fabrenga. The two are reportedly working on a 4 song EP, which will reportedly drop later this summer. Meanwhile, in the here and now, this new hashtag-friendly jawn has a lush, chilled out, very Balearic kind of sound that reminds us very much of the mid-Aughts club smash, Mr. Joshua’s “In Praise Of The Sun.” The themes are very much what you’d expect from a song voiced by a 12-year-old: Long walks on the beach (albeit midnight ones, which not many parents that we know would sign off on), not wanting to get too serious too quickly, and what hairstyles (long hair, short sides) are currently en vogue. Aside from an annoying and unexplained spoken-word aside wherein a bewigged Willow adopts a faux British accent (a la her old “Fireball” pal, Nicki Minaj), this is a great song to add to your summer mixtape.