The 1st (album)

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The 1st
WillowThe1st.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
Length34:49
Label
Producer
Willow chronology
Ardipithecus
(2015)
The 1st
(2017)
Willow
(2019)

The 1st is the second studio album by American singer Willow. It was released on October 31st, 2017 through MSFTSMusic and Roc Nation. It was written and produced almost entirely by Willow. [1]

Background[edit]

The album was released on Willow's 17th birthday, noting that the making of this album was putting her in uncomfortable positions, and is much more raw and organic. Her vocal performances were inspired by Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork6.7/10[3]

The 1st received a favorable review from Cameron Cook of Pitchfork. Cook gave the album a 6.7 and noted that the "more organic and raw" sound on the album was a "huge leap in the right direction".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[4]
All tracks written and produced by Willow Smith, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Boy"  3:01
2."An Awkward Life of an Awkward Girl"  1:45
3."And Contentment"  3:34
4."Ho' ihi Interlude"  2:55
5."Israel"  3:36
6."Oh No!!!"
3:11
7."Warm Honey"  2:55
8."Human Leech"  2:43
9."Lonely Road" 2:39
10."A Reason"  4:16
11."Romance"  4:14
Total length:34:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivia Malone. "Willow Smith Releases Hotly-Anticipated New Album 'The 1st'". Hypebeast. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ Spanos, Brittany. "Willow Smith Talks Coming of Age on Honest New LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Cameron (March 5, 2019). "Willow: The 1st Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "The 1st - WILLOW". Retrieved July 19, 2019.