- 02 May 19
The California rapper's last project 'Flower Boy' was released in July of 2017 to critical acclaim.
Tyler, The Creator, American rapper and producer, has teased the imminent release of new music on his Instagram page. It was reported only two days ago that a Sony Music – of which Tyler’s parent label Columbia Records is a subsidiary – financial document listed an untitled Tyler, The Creator project as a “noteworthy project” to be released before the end of the upcoming fiscal quarter, or, in plain terms, before the end of June, alongside previously announced records from Bruce Springsteen and DJ Khaled.
Tyler himself never commented on the reports, but has now posted a mysterious snippet of new music and a new music video on Instagram. The post itself has no caption, but the youtube version of the same video features a title with eight blank spaces, a possible clue toward the name of the unreleased song.
The snippet features a thick, droning synth, held for nearly 25 seconds straight, and without accompaniment before the introduction of drums, and a short line of sung vocals before abruptly cutting off. The video also features 18 identical versions of Tyler, each with a neon yellow suit and blonde hair, standing in three lines, facing something off-screen. The ninth Tyler in line turns his head to face the camera upon the introduction of the drum line.
Tyler’s last album Flower Boy was released in July of 2017, and was both his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful release after the divisive – though criminally underrated – Cherry Bomb left many unsure of his future in 2015. Since the dissolution of his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All rap collective, many of its members have gone on to release massively successful albums, including Frank Ocean – who is also due for a new release, but is also famous for not releasing albums when people think he will – and Earl Sweatshirt, whose Some Rap Songs project was one of the best of last year.