Wilough Trades Neo-Soul Beats For Electric Guitar On Mellifluous

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At 16, Willow Smith’s Wilough project has evolved considerably since her initial uploads of simple, sweet, soul-rich vocals over swervy neo-soul beats. The young singer-songwriter’s newest release-the brief but beautiful, three-track Mellifluous EP–is a stark turn away from Soundcloud-sensible hip-hop and R&B. Visceral and vulnerable, Wilough casts sophisticated vocal spells over meandering electric guitar melodies. Thinking beyond strict rhythms, the electric guitar grants her a certain sense of creative freedom. Tracks like “Cave Wall” and “Need To Know” sound like stripped-down prog-rock ballads with a certain propensity for jazz. But these tracks are mere sketches, frustratingly short songs that hint at something much more profound to come in the near future.  

Stream Mellifluous below.

Angel E. Fraden

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