Much to our surprise, although the 15-year-old singer mysteriously tweeted, “Dec 11th” earlier this month, Willow Smith has released a new album! This morning, she tweeted an iTunes link, directing fans to indulge in the shiny new set of tracks titled Ardipithecus.
“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth,” Willow wrote to The 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. 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…”
After releasing a series of one-off gems and her 3EP, we finally have a full project from Willow.
Listen to the album on Spotify here.