Willow Smith Teams Up With Brother Jaden On “5”: Listen

Carl Williott | January 14, 2014 7:13 am

The last time Willow Smith teamed up with her brother Jaden, on Jaden’s “Kite,” we got a look at the moody new direction both child stars were taking. This time around, it’s Jaden who guests on Willow’s track, but the effect is similarly potent. “5” continues Willow’s infatuation with moody R&B atmospherics, something we first heard on “Sugar And Spice” and “Summer Fling” last year, and showcases the 13-year-old’s uncanny ability to give her voice a mature, soulful sense of damage to pair with the spectral sonics.

As the female wunderkind croons, her older bro barks “It’s all about her” before breaking out into a free-flowing verse with a couple entertaining food rhymes.

Hear the sibling collaboration below.