Willow Smith quietly drops debut album, ‘Ardipithecus’

11 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Surprise! Willow Smith shocked fans by dropping a brand new album with little promotion on ‘Ardiphitecus’ Dec. 11, and you can stream the whole thing right here! Take a listen now..

Over the past few years, Smith and her brother Jaden have talked to interviewers about their interest in philosophy and unique ideas about the space-time continuum. Following the success of her first two singles “Whip My Hair” and “21st Century Girl” back in 2011, actress-singer Willow Smith announced she would release a debut album (reportedly titled Knees and Elbows) some time in 2012. Accordingly, Willow’s cryptic tweets about Dec. 11 seemed to signal that something was on the horizon — and the release of her freshman album, Ardipithecus, Friday morning confirmed as much. “Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth,” the 15-year-old explained to The Fader in an emailed statement. “I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state.

Some of these ideas echo throughout Willow’s strange, shapeshifting trip of an album (its very name is a reference to evolution, of both humankind and Willow herself). 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…” Willow independently wrote and produced most of the 15 tracks on Ardipithecus, but the credits list friend and frequent collaborator JABS as a feature on two tracks, and older brother Trey Smith (a.k.a AcE) as co-producer on three tracks.

Willow cryptically tweeted the date “Dec. 11th” a few times over the last several days, but gave no indication as to why she was so infatuated with this particular day. Smith has been plugging the date December 11 via Twitter for the past week, but no other information about the date’s significance or the album was officially known or announced.

Unfortunately, she hasn’t put out another track that was as big since, so it was probably the right move to wait until she was a few years older for the album release.

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