Willow Smith, 15-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett, has dropped her surprise debut album, Ardipithecus. It’s streaming now on Apple Music. Reports indicate that the LP was largely a solo affair for Willow, who is the sole songwriter on 14 of the 15 tracks, and, impressively, the sole producer on 10 of them.
You can stream the LP’s Kate Bushian lead single, “F Q-C #8”, below:
Speaking to The FADER, Smith explains the album’s title:
"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. 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…"