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Willow Smith and Michael Cera team up in dreamy new track

The musician and actor get together in a surprise collab for “Twentyfortyeight 2.0”

Willow Smith has dropped a dreamy, synthy, very unlikely collaboration with Michael Cera over on Soundcloud.

“Twentyfortyeight 2.0” was produced by the Youth in Revolt and Arrested Development actor, and features lilting spoken word from Smith. The track centres around the evils of a “manufactured society”, and a personal journey of self-discovery. “That isn’t genuine,” she sings. “That doesn’t nurture the human soul.”

This follows the “21st Century Girl” singer’s surprise debut album Ardipithecus, which came out last year. Cera’s foray into music can be charted onscreen, when he appeared on the Juno soundtrack with a Moldy Peaches cover, featuring co-star Ellen Page. He put out true that, a lo-fi indie project on Bandcamp in 2014, and guest-played guitar on “Hurley” by Weezer.

Smith had recently hinted at the two working together, as she tweeted the title to his coming-of-age film Youth in Revolt, as well as the observation, “Michael Cera is extremely beautiful”. 

Listen to the ambient track below.