WILLOW Announces Second Rock Album ‘COPINGMECHANISM’

ARROW is ready to rock again. On Friday, the artist announced that her new album DEFENSE MECHANISM out Sept. 23. It promises to push her into even tougher musical territory, whose lead single “Maybe it’s my fault” is any indication.

With its crunchy guitars and distorted vocal effects that finish the start and end of the track, there’s even some nu-metal bang in there. Maybe reunite with his mother’s old band Evil wisdom a few months ago rubbed off on her?

There is no word yet on which big hits can appear on the new album. But her pop-punk release in 2021 Lately I feel EVERYTHING featured genre heavyweights such as Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne. The number with Lavigne, called “Grow” was also just nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the Alternative category with the ceremony airing August 28. It was too Machine Gun Kelly the track “Emo Girl” featuring WILLOW (she’s also on tour with him this month).

This will be the second album, continuing WILLOW’s transition into the world of rock, having debuted with the pop-rap track “Whip My Hair” in 2010. DEFENSE MECHANISM will be released by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, also home to hard rockers Dorothy.

Last weekend, WILLOW gave a first taste of some of the new music on her Saturday night set Lollapalooza, including the drum-heavy track, “Hover Like a Goddess”. Introducing the song, she said, “Every woman deserves to be worshiped. … This song is an ode to the divine goddess in all of us.”

She also talked about wanting to do a bigger concept one day. “I know it’s a little silly, but I’ve always dreamed of doing a rock opera,” WILLOW shared. “Laugh at me now or later, but this is something I’ve always wanted to do. I know it’s geeky and weird, but it’s me.”

Before the new album in September, catch WILLOW on tour with Machine Gun Kelly in August. Find tickets here.

WILLOW, “Hover Like a Goddess” (Official Visual)


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