The long-awaited 12-track album comes after the recently released singles, “Stop,” “Sunday Morning,” and “Hypnotise,” which have helped build anticipation for 11:11.
“WE ARE LIVE BABY!! MY DEBUT ALBUM .. A MASTERPIECE!! IS OUT EVERYWHERE !!!!!!! SHOUT OUT TO EVERY SINGLE HUMAN WHO WORKED ON THIS MASTERPIECE WITH ME WORDS FAIL ME RN.. BUT I RESPECT YOU GUYS SOOOOOO MUCH AND AND I MF LOVE YAWL MAN!!! THANK U THANK YOU THANK YOUU,” Rowlene said.
If you’re an avid Twitter user, then by now you should know that when the clock hits 11:11 am, the timeline gets to manifest and make wishes upon their lives and the things they want.
Well, for Rowlene‘s fans who have been manifesting for the release of her debut album, their wishes have been granted. The project is finally here.
IM EMOTIONAL RN … MY PROJECT IS REALLY TIMELESS IDC. NO SKIPS. VARIETY. A PLAYLIST.. I CANT WAIT FOR MY GROWTH FROM THIS … YOH YOH .. YOH ALSO THE PEOPLE I MET DURING THIS PROCESS YAWL FOREVER…
— 11:11 🌸🤖 (@Rowlene_SA) October 9, 2020
Known mostly for her features, The Tall Racks Records singer-songwriter has expressed how she wanted to keep the features to a minimum in her debut LP; only enlisting Nonso Amadi, Manana, Omari Hardwick, and her label boss and frequent collaborator Nasty C.
In the same aforementioned interview, she continues: “I’m manifesting the best for this album without being attached to an outcome. I have a couple [of] themes that are discussed and performed, but I truly wanted to showcase my versatility.”
The singer sure does show her versatility on the album. There’s a wide range of sounds and cadences. Songs like “Hypnotise,” “Make a Wish” see the songstress tap into Afro-beats, while “Piece of Heaven,” “Even,” “Smooth” and more, are R&B/Soul songs. “Danger,” “You on You,” are upbeat pop songs that have the potential to be radio smashes.