Travis Barker and Willow Smith Are the Dream Team We Never Knew We Needed

Travis Barker joined Willow Smith on The Tonight Show for an energetic performance of her new song "Transparent Soul." Scroll to see the performance.

By Kaitlin Reilly May 19, 2021 5:11 PMTags
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Willow Smith, a rock star?

She certainly looked like one on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she was joined by Travis Barker for a seriously show-stopping performance of her new song "Transparent Soul." Wearing an all-black outfit with pink eye makeup, Willow was living out all of our pop-punk dreams on the talk show stage. 

This isn't just a one-time performance for the Red Table Talk co-host and Travis, who recently went public with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian. The Blink-182 artist is also providing the drums on Willow's new record, which is set to drop later this year. Also on "Transparent Soul" is Avril Lavigne, who sadly did not perform alongside 20-year-old Willow. 

The daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith previously spoke to Rolling Stone about the inspiration for the song, which features lyrics like, "I don't f---ing know if it's a lie or it's a fact / All your little fake friends will sell your secrets for some cash / Smile in my face, then put your cig' out on my back / If you ever see me, just get to runnin' like The Flash."

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"It is said that a saintly person is so pure that he or she acts like a spotless mirror," Willow explained to Rolling Stone, referring to the quote from Hindu guru Radhanath Swami. "When we come in the presence of such a mirror-like soul, we can see both the beauty and ugliness of our inner life. I read that quote, and it really spoke to me. And that's kind of how the idea of this song came to be." 

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Travis, meanwhile, recently revisited his younger self as a musician. The drummer took to Instagram earlier this week to share a video of his early band days, captioning the post, "My 1st show with @blink182."

Check out the video of the show-stopping performance above.