It’s been five years since Willow Smith’s breakout single ‘Whip My Hair’ has dropped. The songstress has grown up since then as displayed through her music over the years. On December 11, Willow surprisingly dropped her debut album Ardipithecus, which you can pick up here on iTunes.
The record features Willow’s older brother AcE (aka Trey Smith) on three tracks, and frequent collaborator JABS on two. Smith is credited as sole songwriter on 14 of the 15 tracks and sole producer on 10 of the album tracks. You can listen to “F Q-C #8” below.
Willow explained the album’s title and concept:
“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. 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. Ardipithecusis 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…”