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Willow Smith – Autumn/Winter 2016
Photography Ben Toms, styling Robbie Spencer

Willow Smith responds to US election result with new track

The song, titled ‘November 9th’, was described by the singer as a ‘transcendental lullaby’

Willow Smith has written a reactionary track to Donald Trump’s shock presidential win last week. The minute-and-a-half long song, titled “November 9th”, was uploaded to the singer’s Soundcloud page yesterday (November 13). “I wrote this song on the day of the election,” she wrote in the caption. “Peace and revelations to all!”

Described by the singer as a “transcendental lullaby”, the stripped-back track comprises of soft electric guitar, choral singing, and meditative lyrics. It seems to be aimed at people who have been left disappointed by the election result. “I know you're tired, don't let the world put out your fire,” Smith sings. “Take my hand and you will see, sadness and anger aren't everything.”

The singer has become more assertive with her political beliefs over the last year; taking part in an anti-gun campaign, joining the Dakota Pipeline protests, and loudly challenging the gender binary.   

Hear “November 9th” below.