SURPRISE! Willow Smith Drops Debut Album
Willow Smith has finally given fans what they’ve been yearning for – an album!
The singer has just released her debut album and it’s called Ardipithecus. Most fans thought that Smith would release a full album after “Whip My Hair” hit the radio back in 2011, but the young starlet seemed to take a step back from the spotlight.
On Friday, Dec. 11, Smith posted a photo of her album cover and explained the meaning behind the title.
<ARDIPITHECUS RAMIDUS> // the first hominid bones found on Earth (supposedly 😉 // I can’t express how relieved I am to finally give my LightEaters my most recent inner excavation. This is just the beginning … #msftsrepmusic — PS. Links in Bio ••• P.S.S THANK YOU @oscarcash for makes this KICK-A** cover !!
Smith spoke with The Fader about the album. She said, “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.”
She continued, “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… These songs were created through characters I have developed within my mind.”