willow smith’s new music video will put you in summer mode

The lil’est Smith climbs trees, skips class, and rocks a mean pair of overalls in the colorful new video for ‘F Q-C #7.’

by Emily Manning and i-D Staff
08 May 2015, 3:35pm

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It's difficult to watch Willow Smith's new video for F Q-C #7 (pronounced "Frequency Number Seven") when you're sitting in an office and the sun is shining. In just two minutes of screen time, the serially cool 14-year-old accomplishes everyone's summertime goals. She climbs a tree, skips her classes, paints her face, plays a xylophone, and locks down the perfect pair of overalls, and it isn't even June yet. Sigh.

Although the track (which Willow wrote and produced herself) made its debut on Tidal, the crazy colorful video she co-directed dropped yesterday via The Fader. The singer's first video in two years sees four different color Willows, each one clad in an oversized monochrome outfit with matching face paint, multiplied to create a unique sound. "The different Me's represent my Chakras," she told the mag. "Yellow is Self-confidence, Blue is my voice (song), Red is my survival instinct, and the Black is a combination of everything (the true me)."

Willow also cited a kick ass and diverse crew of ladies as the inspiration behind the upbeat jam: "Girlpool, tUnE-yArDs, and Cree Summer really were the women who inspired me to make this song."

So throw on those Osh Kosh overalls, check out Girlpool's guide to LA, and crank this one to 11—summer is almost here.


Text Emily Manning
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