Willow Smith Releases ‘The 1st’ Album On Her 17th Birthday

Willow Smith has turned over a new leaf in her musical saga. As the experimental artist turned 17 this week (Oct 20), she released her sophomore album, The 1st. The 11-track effort was a new experience for Willow, and she let the vibes of her creative spirit guide the recording process.

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“This album is the first step into me diving 100 percent into my musicality,” Willow recently told Refinery29. “For my last album, I spent a lot of time on the computer producing, so this time I was learning the guitar as I created the album and focused more on composing and instrumentation. I was seeking the answer to the question, ‘Who am I as an artist, really?’ I’m so excited for people to hear what’s in my heart.”​

The 1st is available now on all streaming platforms.