Two years ago his 2017 Grammy-nominated, Flower Boy, was released. Since then, Tyler, The Creator has worked on music with Danny Elfman from last year’s Grinch reboot and put out a few freestyles to keep fans occupied. Fast forward to May 19th – Tyler returns with his new (sixth) full-length album, IGOR.
Per usual, this new album of his encompasses new themes and a persona – this time straight out of the 1970’s. IGOR’s overall theme is the exploration of the failures of love, however the sounds alternate sonically between both light and dark. It takes listeners on a journey from falsetto vocals over immaculate modal interchanges that would make some melt, to hard hitting drums that would make some jump.
IGOR also includes a star-studded lineup of features. Lil Uzi Vert is featured singing hooks on “IGOR’S THEME” and Playboi Carti raps over melt-worthy chord progressions alongside Charlie Wilson on “EARFQUAKE”. As well as obvious inspiration, Pharrell Williams provides his lush vocals on “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?” and Kanye West raps over the “PUPPET” beat. Other features include Solange, Santigold, La Roux, Jerrod Carmichael, Jessy Wilson, Slow Thai, Cee lo Green and Jack White.
Here is the full tracklist below:
- IGOR’S THEME
- I THINK
- EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING
- RUNNING OUT OF TIME
- NEW MAGIC WAND
- A BOY IS A GUN*
- WHAT’S GOOD
- GONE, GONE / THANK YOU
- I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
- ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?
To stream/purchase IGOR – http://smarturl.it/TTC.IGOR
To purchase IGOR merchandise/CD’s/vinyl – https://www.golfwang.com
Upcoming tour dates:
31/5 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
21/6 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Musical
9-10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival