Willow Smith’s New Music Video Is Really Great If You Like To Hear Xylophones Dying

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Willow Smith has a new music video out for her song “F Q-C #7.” You might be thinking that’s just random Smith family gibberish, but you would be wrong. It’s actually shorthand for random Smith family gibberish. It’s supposedly pronounced “Frequency Number Seven.” (It’s actually pronounced Eff Cue See Number Seven,” but sure, let’s humor her.) I’ve watched the video and heard the song, and let me tell you, I never thought I would be so desperate to hear “Whip My Hair” again. That’s definitely preferable to whatever xylophone murder forms this video’s soundtrack. Someone should investigate that. It sounds violent.

I understand very little of what Willow is saying in this song, partly because it doesn’t seem to have any coherent idea and partly because she wails through the whole thing. I did, however, hear her say something about climbing trees and skipping class. (Isn’t her entire existence skipping class?) Also there’s something about putting an amethyst crystal under someone’s pillow, which I’m worried was done to steal their soul. Unfortunately this song doesn’t include Willow giving us her best British accent; I was kind of hoping she’d make that a music video tradition.

But we haven’t even talked about the video itself! As we’ve come to expect from the Smith children’s creative endeavors, it’s weird as hell. At one point there are four versions of her playing in a band. Willow told The Fader that they represent her Chakras, because of course they do: “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).” Wait, where’s the green one? You know, to represent her parents’ money, without which she would never have been able to record a weird song or make a music video with over a million YouTube hits. BOOM.