Willow Smith Gets Deep on "Drowning"

Youngster releases heartbreak ballad.

Posted: 08/06/2013 11:10 AM EDT

One wouldn't expect for a preteen to sing about losing love, but budding songstress Willow Smith, 12, is once again tackling emotions with the intensity of another age bracket on her latest single, "Drowning." 

Picking up a vocal rasp akin to Rihanna's performance on "Stay," and a British accent, Smith asks, "Do you wanna hear a love story?" as the piano rolls in.

She then begins a third-person perspective on heartbreak. "All she ever did was pick at the scars that he left her, on her heart," Smith sings. "And she bled, reliving the sweet words and terrible hurt/She gave him her heart, and so did he/When he ripped the chord between his heart and hers, she fell to her knees in disbelief."

Just last month the "Whip My Hair" singer was gleeful about a "Summer Fling," albeit controversially so.

Nonetheless, Willow has never been one to do what's expected of her. As the youngest member of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's children, she has proven herself to be unique both in fashion and music.

No word yet on whether these singles will lead to a full-length debut.

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