Tyler, the Creator has announced a new album titled Igor scheduled for release on May 17. The multi-hyphenate Los Angeleno shared the project’s cover art: a headshot of himself with a Grace Jones cut, set against millennial pink, above the birth name-forward text, “All songs written, produced and arranged by Tyler Okonma.” Tyler also shared a Ralph Steadman-esque alternate cover by the illustrator Lewis Rossignol.
The announcements follows two teaser videos set to new music released last week. “Igor’s Theme” features one of Tyler’s traditional droning synth lines, while “Whatsgood” takes a snippet from a more upbeat rap number. “Went alien,” Tyler tweeted shortly after the project’s announcement, adding, “its a bridge on it thats….man…..sheesh.”
Igor will be Tyler’s first album since Flower Boy in 2017. He also released an EP of seasonal songs last November inspired by the animated Grinch reboot, in which he contributed an original version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” You can view Igor‘s covers and teasers below.
IGOR: 5/17 pic.twitter.com/FW1fl2ufdS
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) May 6, 2019