Lately I Feel Everything

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Lately I Feel Everything
Willow - Lately I Feel Everything.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 16, 2021 (2021-07-16)
Recorded2020[1]
Genre
Length26:04
Label
Producer
Willow chronology
Willow
(2019)
Lately I Feel Everything
(2021)
Singles from Lately I Feel Everything
  1. "Transparent Soul"
    Released: April 27, 2021
  2. "Lipstick"
    Released: June 25, 2021[2]
  3. "Gaslight"
    Released: November 23, 2021[3]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.9/10[4]
Metacritic79/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The Arts Desk3/5 stars[7]
Clash7/10[8]
Exclaim!7/10[9]
The Forty-Five3.5/5 stars[10]
Gigwise7/10[11]
iNews4/5 stars[12]
Kerrang!4/5[13]
The Line of Best Fit8/10[14]
Pitchfork6.6/10[15]

Lately I Feel Everything (stylized as lately I feel EVERYTHING) is the fourth solo studio album by American singer Willow. It was released through MSFTSMusic, Roc Nation and Polydor Records on July 16, 2021.[16][17][18] A departure from the experimental alt-R&B sound of her early works and instead her pop-punk and indie rock debut,[19] it features guest appearances from Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, Tierra Whack, Cherry Glazerr, and Ayla Tesler-Mabe.[20]

The album has spawned two singles, "Transparent Soul" and "Lipstick", the former of which entered the top 40 in the United Kingdom,[21] Ireland,[22] and New Zealand,[23] as well as becoming Willow's third-ever entry on the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at number 76.[24]

Composition[edit]

Lately I Feel Everything, the fourth album by singer Willow, poses another wide musical leap for the musician. Where 2019's self-titled record leapt into psychedelic soul, Lately dives head on into alternative rock[25] and especially pop-punk sounds.[13][15][19][26][27] It has been described as having songs that are indie rock,[13] emo,[14] grunge,[10] nu metal, pop rock,[15] and power pop.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

Lately I Feel Everything debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard 200 with sales of 17,300 units, of which 2,900 were pure album sales, the album entered the UK Album Sales chart at number 85.[28]

Track listing[edit]

Lately I Feel Everything track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Transparent Soul" (featuring Travis Barker)Cole2:48
2."F**k You"SmithCole0:36
3."Gaslight" (featuring Travis Barker)
  • Smith
  • Cole
Cole1:49
4."Don't Save Me"SmithWillow1:53
5."Naïve"
  • Smith
  • Cole
Cole2:49
6."Lipstick"SmithWillow3:11
7."Come Home" (featuring Ayla Tesler-Mabe)
  • Smith
  • Cole
  • Tesler-Mabe
Cole3:37
8."4ever"
  • Smith
  • Cole
Cole2:41
9."Xtra" (featuring Tierra Whack)
  • Smith
  • Cole
  • Whack
Cole2:21
10."Grow" (with Avril Lavigne featuring Travis Barker)
  • Smith
  • Cole
  • Lavigne
  • Barker
Cole2:09
11."Breakout" (featuring Cherry Glazerr)
Cole2:10
Total length:26:04

Notes

  • "Transparent Soul" is stylized as "t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l"
  • "Don't Save Me" is stylized as "don't SAVE ME"
  • "Naïve" is stylized in lowercase
  • "Xtra" is stylized in all caps
  • "Grow" is stylized as "G R O W"
  • "Breakout" is stylized as "¡BREAKOUT!"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Lately I Feel Everything
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[29] 49
Scottish Albums (OCC)[30] 84
US Billboard 200[31] 46
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[32] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[33] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[34] 10

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (June 25, 2021). "WILLOW unveils "Lipstick" as second single from new album". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations, Independent Artist Song Releases |".
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  5. ^ "Lately I Feel Everything by Willow Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Neil Z. Young. "lately I feel EVERYTHING - Willow - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Thomas H. Green (July 26, 2021). "Album: Willow - Lately I Feel Everything review". The Arts Desk. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Godfrey, Hayden (July 16, 2021). "WILLOW - Lately I Feel Everything". Clash. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  9. ^ Currie, Jordan (July 15, 2021). "Willow Smith Makes Pop-Punk Her Own on 'lately i feel EVERYTHING'". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  10. ^ a b Kate French-Morris (July 22, 2021). "Willow - 'lately I feel EVERYTHING' album review". The Forty-Five. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  11. ^ Vicky Greer (July 19, 2021). "Album Review: WILLOW - lately I feel EVERYTHING". Gigwise. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  12. ^ "Album reviews: Clairo - Sling, Willow - Lately I Feel Everything and John Mayer - Sob Rock". inews.co.uk. July 15, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  13. ^ a b c Richardson, Jake (July 14, 2021). "Album review: WILLOW – lately I feel EVERYTHING". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  14. ^ a b Crudgington, Kate (July 15, 2021). "WILLOW's lately I feel EVERYTHING is a healthy dose of adrenaline and emo energy". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  15. ^ a b c Gordon, Arielle (July 21, 2021). "Willow - lately I Feel EVERYTHING". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
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  17. ^ Nast, Condé (June 25, 2021). "Willow Smith Announces Release Date for New Album, Shares New Song "Lipstick"". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
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  21. ^ Copsey, Rob (June 18, 2021). "Are we witnessing the return of rock music to the Official Singles Chart?". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
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  29. ^ "2021 29-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. July 23, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
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