While moviegoers maybe gearing up for Will Smith’s latest film Concussion, his daughter, 15-year-old Willow Smith has swooped in and stolen the spotlight with the release of her surprise debut album Ardipithecus.
Of the LP’s 15 tracks, Willow is credited as the sole writer for 14 of the songs and even gets behind the boards earning her production weight on 10 of them. While speaking with Fader, Willow explained the meaning behind the album 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…
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