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WILLOW could “definitely” see herself quitting music to write novels

WILLOW could “definitely” see herself quitting music to write novels

WILLOW has spoken to NME about her debut novel ‘Black Shield Maiden’ and how she could “definitely” see herself quitting tunes to grow to be a entire-time writer.

Announced previously this year, Black Shield Maiden is the very first in a fantasy series and is WILLOW’s first novel.

Co-prepared by Jess Hendel, Black Defend Maiden tells the tale of Yafeu, a younger warrior who is stolen from her home in the Ghanaian Empire and thrust into the world of the Vikings. There she discovers a bizarre new world and encounters a kindred spirit in Viking princess, Freydis. Along with Freydis, she sets out to change the course of heritage and develop into one particular of the famous protect maidens.

According to the launch, the book “makes visible the histories and mythologies of medieval African peoples, and gals of the Viking age, which have been erased by dominant Western narratives in media and education and learning.”

Talking about the ebook in the most recent in NME’s In Dialogue series, WILLOW stated how, “I’m just a nerd. I really like heritage and I like analysing how people interacted. Realistically, I enjoy prehistoric egalitarian human societies and how they resolved to collect, occur in tribes and communicate with a person an additional. That is definitely fascinating to me.”


She went on to say that Black Defend Maiden “isn’t that much in historical past but base line, I want this ebook to appear into how people today lived in the previous, in order to inform our long term.”

WILLOW then explained she hopes the guide “teaches us some thing that our ancestors did a small otherwise, to make our life a minor bit significantly less hollow in the 21st century.”

She continued: “I like reading, some of my favourite artists are authors. I just generally preferred to be an creator, even in advance of I preferred to do music. I really like literature, I just believe it’s a definitely gorgeous artform.”

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Willow Smith performs at The Fall: WILLOW at The GRAMMY Museum on September 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Sarah Morris/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Questioned if she could ever see herself quitting audio to turn out to be a total-time creator, WILLOW replied: That could certainly could materialize. Who knows. I like publications, I really like looking through so hopefully.”

Speaking about the potential, WILLOW claimed how “there’s always some random things I’m obtaining myself into but what I do know is that it’s going to be fireplace.”

WILLOW produced her latest album ‘’ yesterday (October 7). In a 4-star critique, NME wrote: “In the poetic and considerate mother nature of it, as well as the odd glimpse of the place she could go up coming, WILLOW’s fifth document must be observed as her breaking sonically experienced new floor.”

Final thirty day period, WILLOW included Yungblud‘s ‘The Funeral’ for BBC Radio 1, transforming the gritty pop-punk anthem into a laid-back acoustic amount.