May 19, 2016 - 4:45pm
llow Smith and her brother Jaden have been publicly adoring the hell out of Michael Cera lately, but no one really knew why.
Turns out, the Smith sibs weren’t just inspired after a recent screening of Youth In Revolt. On Wednesday, Willow dropped a new track, “twentyfortyeight 2.0,” featuring warm, ambient production from the Superbad actor. And yes, it’s just about as weird as you’d expect.
The dreamy, synth-layered lullaby sounds like it’s from another dimension, as Willow delivers spoken-word verses about self-discovery in today’s “manufactured society.” There’s also something about nebulous yellow-hued shapes, but I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself.
While Willow and Cera’s collaboration is definitely unexpected, it’s just the latest in a long string of musical ventures for the actor. He quietly released his own indie-folk album, True That, in 2014, and he’s also sung and played bass in several of his own movies, including Juno, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. And on top of all that, he gets to call himself Willow Smith’s No. 1 crush.