The Kid LAROI Announces Release Date For Long-Awaited Debut Album 'The First Time'

26 October 2023 | 12:15 pm | Mary Varvaris

"Thank you for sticking around this long, and I'm sorry that sometimes it’s hard being a supporter of mine."


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It’s finally happening. After The Kid LAROI told fans that he’d release his debut album last year and officially announced the record title, The First Time, in January, we finally have a release date: Friday, 10 November.

The Kid LAROI took to social media to announce his new album, The First Time, with a 30-second video teaser in January. In it, he spoke softly over a bunch of artsy VHS recorded clips, outlining several ‘first times’ - “You never forget the first time… the first time you fall in love… the first time you get caught… the first time you feel shame… the first real kiss.”

Two and a half years have passed since the Gamilaraay man dropped his last project, but he hasn’t exactly been quiet.

The Kid LAROI’s debut mixtape, the ground-breaking F*ck Love, shot to #1 in Australia, Canada, Norway and the US, debuting in the Top 10 in another six countries, with Stay (featuring Justin Bieber) (from the F*ck Love 3: Over You deluxe edition) dominating the charts.

Recent tracks like Thousand Miles, Love Again, and last week’s Too Much (featuring BTS star Jungkook and Central Cee) have kept The Kid LAROI firmly in the spotlight. After years of waiting, his most devoted fans will finally experience his debut album.

Properly kicking off the exciting era, The Kid LAROI will launch the new album with the new single What Just Happened, out tomorrow. You can watch the official album trailer below.

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“MY NEW ALBUM THE FIRST TIME IS OUT NOVEMBER 10TH,” The Kid LAROI wrote on Instagram today (26 October). “it’s almost been 2 and half years since I last dropped a project and im proud to say that this one is SO much better than anything I’ve ever released… ever. thank you for sticking around this long and im sorry that sometimes it’s hard being a supporter of mine.”

He continued, “I’ve had a lot of different experiences these past couple of years and life has been nothing short of insane. there’s no record or song or lyric that could ever fully describe to you what it’s been like but I hope this album gives you a slight idea! extremely grateful that I get to share this stuff with you all. I wouldn’t be anything without y’all so thank you again. I love you all beyond words.”

You can pre-save The First Time to your streaming library here.