As anyone who follows Willow Smith on Instagram lately can attest, the “Whip My Hair” singer has an introspective side that’s ultimately much more interesting than her flashy music videos or questionable fashion choices. It’s this aspect of her personality she embraces in her new, no-frills ballad, “I Am Me,” and its accompanying music video.
Though we’re sure Smith could have scored a amulti-million dollar budget for the clip, she kept the visuals as simple as the song, singing earnestly into a camera from a busy city-scape. She addresses her detractors head-on, singing, “Your validation is just not that important to me.”
Were the lyrics not delivered by an 11-year-old, they’d seem slightly overwrought, but in Willow’s very capable (and surprisingly mature) voice, they’re earnest and honest. We can’t wait to see what she produces once she hits high school.