Stank-face inducing rhymes. Stupid bass. Profound keys. Elegant construction. Jazz undertones. More all-time classics... just a few attributes of Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator. A brand new album building off of his Grammy-award-winning album Igor is the final piece this summer needed. Call Me was specifically crafted for those who have been with Tyler since Loiter Squad as well as those who just jumped on the bandwagon with Igor and still have EARFQUAKE on repeat. Mr. Creator also opened up his rolodex on this new album with features from Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne (speed rapping!?), and Ty Dolla $ign to name just a few. Prepare yourself to hear some vintage Tyler such as, “Spit like a llama do” and “Call me lumberjack cause I wish a n*gga WOOD” and listen closely for Tyler to continue to push the wordsmithing limits with lines like, ”You can’t relate to these things I say to these instrumentals / Whether it’s wealth talk or shit that’s painful / I paint full pictures of my perspective on these drum breaks / Just for you to tell me, ‘It’s not good,’ from your lunch break.” Despite that line, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anybody taking the under on this album. Enjoy.
The album art explained: If you’ve been following along with Tyler, you know he created a whole new alias for himself with Igor. It seems as if Tyler has alluded to a new alter ego again on Call Me If You Get Lost: Tyler Baudelaire. According to Vulture, this is, “presumably a reference to French poet and critic Charles Baudelaire, an extravagant spender who wrote passionately of love and lust and faced charges of obscenity upon the release of his most memorable work, 1857’s Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil).” Truly a modern day poet himself, we’re all witnessing even more greatness on Tyler’s new album.
Release date: June 25, 2021
Similar artist(s): A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Kid Cudi
Top tracks: JUGGERNAUT, MASSA, WUSYANAME