Sugar and Spice

Album: Knees and Elbows (2013)
  • This angst-ridden ballad finds the 12-year-old singer dejectedly reflecting on what society expects from tweens like her. "Inject my soul with darkness. I tried to be sugar and spice," she rasps, "but I'm melancholy and can't do anything right. Take a swing at me, I'll fight to the death, my light is bright." What happened to the upbeat little girl who sung about paying "no attention to them haters?"
  • The song was premiered through Willow's official Soundcloud and Tumblr pages. Interestingly in an Emo way, the singer's username on the sites has been registered as Arbre Mort, which translates as "dead tree." She signs off her Arbre Mort profile with "Maulheureux Bound," the first word being French for "misery."
  • The song's haunting rhythm was borrowed from Radiohead's "Codex," a track from their 2011 album The King of Limbs.
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