Remember Willow Smith? Daughter of Will Smith? Ostensibly a musician because she had that one song? She hasn’t really made much noise, musically, since she was but a little child, only really popping up occasionally to give thoroughly bizarre interviews. However, she’s apparently still a musician, because she has released her first official album.
The album is called Ardipithecus, and if you are wondering what that means, then you are in luck. Smith has an overwrought explanation as reported by USA Today:
“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…”
This statement is very much “on brand” for Willow, inasmuch as it is mostly nonsense. The album was also independently written and produced by Smith, along with a couple collaborations with friends of hers. In the end, it turns out Willow Smith is a pretentious, rich 15-year-old girl. That feels about right. Kids, you know?
If you have any interest in what kind of music Will Smith’s daughter is making, the album is on iTunes and Spotify.
(Via USA Today)