During the show, Tyler told multiple stories about the album’s creation. He said that “EARFQUAKE” was written for Justin Bieber and pitched to Rihanna, but was rejected by both. He outlined a conversation he had with Kendrick Lamar about the album being about “feeling,” talked about how a trip to Italy with Frank Ocean and Solange led to the recording of “I THINK,” and said “RUNNING OUT OF TIME” was made in the middle of an A$AP Ferg recording session in New York City.
IGOR arrived last week, and was quickly followed by a Tracee Ellis Ross-starring music video for the track “EARFQUAKE.” The new album marks Tyler’s first studio LP since 2017’s Flower Boy. Last year, he shared his Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch EP.
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