'She put her voice on top of it, quite nicely!' says Cera

By Dana Getz
May 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM EDT
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Back in 2014, Michael Cera released an album called true that — and now, two years later, a track off that album is taking on a new life: Willow Smith sampled Cera’s “2048” for a new song she released Wednesday called “twentyfortyeight 2.0.”

Cera tells EW via email that he’s never met Smith, but says he approves of her take on his track. “She put her voice on top of [‘2048’], quite nicely!” he wrote, adding, “It’s flattering to have something you’ve made be appreciated and used by someone who finds it and connects with it.”

Both the 27-year-old actor and teen starlet have burgeoning careers in music: Before putting out true that, Cera lent a tune to 2010 comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Smith christened the industry with 2010’s “Whip My Hair,” then followed up with Ardipithecus last December.

Smith described the song on Instagram as “some vibes to accompany you on your escapades.” Listen below.