Willow Smith named her debut album after an extinct hominid.
Willow Smith has wowed and confused the internet ever since her breakout hit “Whip My Hair.” This morning, the 15-year-old songstress unexpectedly dropped her debut album Ardipithecus. The project features her older half-brother AcE (aka Trey Smith) as well as her old friend JABS.
“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth,” Willow told 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. 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.”
The album features a track called “F Q-C #8,” a sequel to her oddly catchy “F Q-C #7.” “I have an ongoing list of F Q-C songs,” she said. “These songs were created through characters I have developed within my mind.”
Aight then. Stream Ardipithecus below and watch out for a potential Willow appearance on Views from the 6.