Two years after dropping her debut album, Ardipithecus, Willow Smith unleashes her sophomore album, The 1st.
The 11-song project, which features the recently-released “Romance,” finds Willow ruminating on love, growth, and personal exploration. “Hey mom, I met a boy,” she sings on the opening song. “He plays guitar / He likes Quentin Tarantino and really sad songs / Anxiety attacks when he wakes up in the morning and I can’t help the thought, he thinks I’m boring ’cause I come from a cluster of super bright stars.”
Backed by genre-bending music, the album carries a folk spirit of singer-songwriter honesty. “Romance,” which closes the project, features more thoughts on the world around the budding star. “Romance doesn’t exist,” she sings. “It’s a hoax to trick your mind into thinking that perfection exists.”
Taking to Twitter, Willow celebrated her latest release. “Enjoy this emotional regurgitation from the depths of a burgeoning woman,” she wrote.
#The1st IS OUT NOWW !! Enjoy this emotional regurgitation from the depths of a burgeoning woman // Link in description ❤??
— Gwee (@OfficialWillow) October 31, 2017
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