Michael Cera & Willow Smith Made a Song That Sounds Like It's from Another Dimension
Who asked for this?
This is not a joke. It's, like, high art.
Somewhere in NYC, James Franco is berating himself for not thinking of an idea like this first. Too bad for Franco, indie darlings and millennial faves, Michael Cera and Willow Smith, have joined forces to release an unexpected and super bizarre track titled “twentyfortyeight 2.0.”
You might find yourself repeating that over and over as you listen to the song. Cera is better known for playing the lovable dork in all those bro films by Judd Apatow & Crew. In 2014, Cera dropped a surprise album titled True That and, of course, it's got an ambient flare to it. For her part, Smith made a huge mark on the music scene back in 2010 with “Whip My Hair,” and she's also known for her insightful yet spacey philosophical reflections on life.
While it's unclear how Cera and Smith's collaboration came to be, it's definitely something. The song's stream-of-consciousness style lyrics and spoken-word vibe is hard to shake off. Smith sings about “nebulous yellow-hued shapes” and a bunch of other things that are not so easy to decipher.
Listen to the song below and tell us what you think it's about in the comments.