Willow Smith Releases Surprise Debut Album, ‘Ardipithecus’



Following multiple hints to December 11th on Twitter, Willow Smith surprise releases her debut album, Ardipithecus, via FADER.

The 15-year-old is credited as sole songwriter on 14 of the 15 tracks and sole producer on 10 of them. Other notable credits include her brother, AcE (Trey Smith) on three tracks and frequent collaborator JABS on two.

“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth,” Smith told FADER. “I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state. Digging deep in the soil of my heart and finding bits and pieces of my ancient self that tell stories, which end up being the lyrics to the songs. Ardipithecus is my first album in my entire career and it makes me feel so blessed to be able to share my evolution with the LightEaters as I continue excavating my inner worlds…”

Check out the album track, “F Q-C #8,” below. I have an ongoing list of F Q-C songs,” Willow told FADER. “These songs were created through characters I have developed within my mind.”

Purchase Ardipithecus via iTunes here.



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