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.
“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.