By: Itzayana Jimenez | Staff Writer |
Notorious for his bluntness, inappropriate slander, and controversial lyrics, Los Angeles native Tyler, the Creator, released his fourth studio album “Cherry Bomb.”
To his fans he is real, self-assured, and funny.
Tyler the front man of Collective, Odd Future (OF). The OF crew is extremely diverse, having artists ranging from hip-hop to rock.
Tyler released this album on April 13. He performed the first two singles from the album for the first time at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
According to the Billboard 200 chart, in it’s first week out the album ranked at number four.
“Cherry Bomb” begins with the album’s second single, “Deathcamp.” It’s a fast paced song inspired by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s duo, “N.E.R.D.”
The track makes you feel nostalgic and reminisce on the early 2000s.
“Deathcamp” also sets the tone for the rest of the album, showing how Tyler continues to experiment with his sound.
“Buffalo” is the second song on the album. In this song Tyler mentions the criticism he receives for using the word “faggot” and his encounter with the police in Austin, Texas.
According to USA Today, while on tour in Austin, Texas he was accused to have encouraged a riot and dangerous behavior.
Tyler encouraged the crowd outside the show to break through the fences.
Although he might be offensive to some people, I admire the fact that he doesn’t care what people think of him and does his own thing.
“Find Your Wings” is an extremely new sound for Tyler. The track starts out with a jazzy tone and develops into R&B. It is his slowest and softest song to this day.
In comparison to the rest of the album this song makes you feel relaxed and at ease.
The title track, “Cherry Bomb,” once again shows how diverse Tyler is with his music. This song incorporates more hard rock with electronic elements.
Tyler’s lyrics read, “Look, I am a god. No, I don’t pray to society.” Tyler’s known for encouraging others to not follow the crowd and create new trends.
It was surprising to hear right after the soft sound in “Find Your Wings.” It is as if he is taking us on a roller coaster ride.
The album’s most successful song is “Smuckers.” Tyler’s collaboration with Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne on this track is what made it so popular.
In a recent interview with Big Boy from the radio station 92.3 FM, Tyler mentions how West and Wayne brought their old school hip-hop and rapping elements to the song.
Tyler, the Creator’s “Cherry Bomb” did not disappoint his audience.
He still manages to surprise us by how much his music improves with every album.
Song after song he grabs your attention by shifting between rock, jazz and rap.
It’s no wonder that the album has had the success it has in the short time it has been out.
Tyler tends to release a new album every other year. Until 2017 comes around we will have to listen to “Cherry Bomb” on repeat.