A surprise billboard has popped up in LA, prompting many to believe that the artist has commenced the rollout of his next LP.
Tyler, the Creator may be teasing a new album. Yesterday (9 June), LA-based Tyler, the Creator fans came across a billboard with the Columbia Records logo on it. Tyler’s last two albums (2017’s Flower Boy and 2019’s IGOR) were released via Columbia.
The billboard reads, “Call Me If You Get Lost” with a phone number penned underneath. The number leads to an automated recording of Tyler and his mother in conversation, with an instrumental heard in the background. Tyler’s mother can be heard expressing her love and admiration for her son, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of his groundbreaking record Goblin last month. Listen to a snippet of the recording below.
🚨🚨🚨 Tyler, The Creator’s new album rollout has begun! 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/ZhNupE984x
— Odd Future (@OddFuturePage) June 9, 2021
Some fans have tried to upload the recording to Instagram. However, they’ve been met with copyright claims informing them that the recording is a track entitled MOMMA TALK. Many have taken this to mean the new recording or conversation may feature as an interlude on the new album. Others have tried to upload the recording to SoundCloud, but they were met with similar claims.
“MOMMA TALK” is the first confirmed single of Tyler, The Creator’s new album. It’s probably an interlude or an intro but I’m excited regardless 🤧🙏 pic.twitter.com/cWGlS3IP7U
— mariano 🦦 (@Oscos) June 9, 2021
Since news of the new billboard and phone number dropped, fans have flooded Tyler’s most recent Instagram posts with comments. Tyler has yet to confirm a new album, or if the new billboard is a teaser for an upcoming release.
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Earlier this week, Sweden-born, LA-based singer Snoh Aalegra dropped the tracklist to her forthcoming album Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies, which is due out on 9 July. The 15-track project includes two features from Tyler.
Tyler’s last album IGOR arrived in May 2019. In our review, we described the LP as, “perhaps [Tyler’s] finest record yet, as he continues his evolutionary arc from frenzied Odd Future firebrand to lovelorn, confessional artist.” Revisit the full review here.