The Kid LAROI finally dropped his debut album, THE FIRST TIME, a 20-track masterpiece showcasing his innovative and genre-defying artistry.
The album boasts an impressive lineup of collaborations, including features from Central Cee, D4VD, Future, Jung Kook, Robert Glasper, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and more.
To mark the album’s release, The Kid LAROI has also unveiled the Cole Bennett-directed music video for the opening track, “SORRY.” The video, with a nostalgic nod to his earlier work in “Let Her Go,” is a soulful journey where LAROI introspectively confesses, “Every day I wake up scared that it could be taken from me,” before asserting, “I ain’t sorry.”
The album features a powerful and diverse range of tracks, including a reflective recollection from Justin Bieber on “STRANGERS PT. 2 (Interlude)” and a collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Robert Glasper on “CALL ME INSTEAD.”
A standout moment in the album comes during the concluding track, “KIDS ARE GROWING UP,” where The Kid LAROI reflects on his journey, acknowledging, “Growing up I watched my favorite rappers’ interviews, I ain’t believe ’em when they said it ain’t all what it seems, but now I’m here I realize they were telling the truth.”
THE FIRST TIME Tracklist
- I THOUGHT THAT I NEEDED YOU
- WHERE DO YOU SLEEP?
- TOO MUCH (feat. Jung Kook & Central Cee)
- TEAR ME APART
- STRANGERS (Interlude)
- NIGHTS LIKE THIS
- WHAT’S THE MOVE? (feat. Future & Baby Drill)
- STRANGERS PT 2 (Interlude)
- CALL ME INSTEAD (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Robert Glasper)
- DESERVE YOU
- WHAT WENT WRONG???
- THE LINE (feat. D4VD)
- WHAT JUST HAPPENED
- LOVE AGAIN
- WHERE DOES YOUR SPIRIT GO?
- YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST TIME…
- KIDS ARE GROWING UP
Earlier teasers, including “WHAT’S THE MOVE?” [feat. Future & Baby Drill], “WHAT JUST HAPPENED,” “BLEED,” and “TOO MUCH” [feat. Jung Kook & Central Cee], have already set the stage for this groundbreaking album.
With THE FIRST TIME, The Kid LAROI invites listeners into a world where musical boundaries are shattered, solidifying his place as an influential and distinctive force in the industry. The album is now available for fans worldwide, marking a pivotal moment in the artist’s burgeoning career.