Tyler has made an even more significant official statement: Scum Fuck Flower Boy, his new album, will be released on July 21. There are 2 covers, one created by Tyler and one by Eric White. Frank is the only featured artist revealed so far for the album. Lil Wayne is mentioned in “Dropping Seeds,” while Frank is mentioned in “Where This Flower Blooms,” according to Pitchfork. In “Garden Shred,” Estelle is discussed as well. On “Foreword,” the experimental band Can’s Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, as well as Damo Suzuki are listed. Raymond Calhoun of the Gap Band is also mentioned in the “911/Mr. Lonely” iTunes credits. You can see Tyler the Creator Flower Boy album tracklist below.
Tyler the Creator Flower Boy album has an “unofficial title”
Although Tyler frequently goes by that name, representatives make it clear that’s not his “official” title. This Friday, July 21, marks the release of Tyler, the Creator’s newest album via Columbia. According to his advancement, the album’s title is Scum Fuck Flower Boy. The acronym “SFFB” appears in the YouTube characterizations for all 4 of the pre-release tracks, as well as he frequently tweets the phrase along with the launch date.
On the other hand, Flower Boy is the name of the album’s official title. A Tyler spokesperson told Pitchfork. That name has always been associated with the album on digital streaming sites. According to his spokesman, Scum Fuck Flower Boy is a “unofficial title.”
Tyler the Creator Flower Boy album tracklist:
- “Where This Flower Blooms”
- “See You Again”
- “Who Dat Boy?”
- “Garden Shed”
- “I Ain’t Got Time!”
- “911/Mr. Lonely”
- “Dropping Seeds”
- “Enjoy Right Now Today”
A track-by-track analysis
The album’s quality has been the subject of endless speculation in headlines across the place. After listening to the album several times in its entirety, I can tell that it has a distinct, introspective, and personal vibe. As it indulges in the worldly and transitory nature of his fame and money lifestyle, it explores loneliness, frailty, and the desire for affection. Musically, there is indeed a fantastic comparison between his slightly gritty flow as well as deep, punchy voice as well as the mellow, mellow vibes of the instrumentals as well as the choir-like backing vocals. Let’s move on to the breakdown with no further ado.
This track is filled with inquiries. To cast doubt on his motivation, Tyler used a potent combination of rhetorical questions as well as hypophora/anthypophora. You can ease into all of his queries thanks to the rhyme scheme’s apparent but disjointed nature and its gentle bridge, which leads to your developing a sense of personal investment. By asking these questions, he continues his general nonconformity pattern and encourages his listeners to think for themselves. This enables a conscious way of life.
Where This Flower Blooms
Who’s unearthly voice, as well as musical presence, perfectly complement the nostalgic feel of this track, which is essentially an origin tale. It moves slowly and steadily and uses the metaphor from the song’s and record’s titles. Tyler uses the flower metaphor to illustrate his development and personal growth.
Listeners, particularly those who are notably impressionable or facing some incongruence in terms of who they believe themself to become and who they feel inclined to be, find it inspiring to hear a musical icon unrepentantly be himself in spite of the constraints.
Shane Powers, who provided the radio vocals for Cherry Bomb’s “BLOW MY LOAD,” is featured on this interlude track. The innovative idea can improve your audio experience by immersing you in the atmosphere of the songs. Some online articles identify “Wyatt” as the voice who says “The one about me” after the interlude before “See You Again.”
See You Again
Tyler mentions that his lover only appears to him in his dreams, implying that they cannot be together or that their chemistry is unrequited. The flow is smooth throughout the entire song. This song accurately captures a relationship at this stage of the singer’s life because of the natural togetherness of maturity and immaturity; everything is flowing out, as smoothly, yet so unsure and questioning.
Who Dat Boy
This song’s themes, allusions, as well as punchlines are almost entirely related to the fashion industry, as you might expect. This only confirms the original reason why he chose to have Rocky appear in the Who Dat Boy. According to this song, Tyler has the talent to succeed in every industry he dabbles in, from fashion and entertainment to directing his videos and appearing on Loiter Squad. He has no plans to stop or put a limit on that.
In addition, he declares that he is “currently looking for ’95 Leo,” which is just one of many lyrics that have sparked discussion and rumors about his sexual orientation. In a Twitter post from 2015, he makes no effort to hide his sexuality; in fact, he appears to be laughing at those who didn’t pay much attention to his emerging. Because it implies no deviation from the norm, this attitude is excellent for discussing sexuality and encouraging openness. You like men, so you must like men.
The idiosyncrasy kings are back and also in action as a group! The song “Pothole,” which stars Jaden Smith, is a long-driving metaphor addressing difficulties brought on by loneliness, difference, lifestyle, and individuality. While “everyone is a sheep,” but you’re a “lone wolf,” this song adopts a worldly perspective to demonstrate how effectively things can fill a void.
Tyler loves using elaborate metaphors, boy. He says, “That is what love I was I in,” while hiding in a garden shed that might be a closet. That is another power line. In this brief and once more minimalistic track, Tyler talks about how he thought of his sexuality as just a phase because he was a “youth kid” as well as the fears he had about vanishing from the field such as Frank did, “poof, gone,” but “it’s still going on” and he’s now, making his art after countless enigmatic tweets & suggestive drawings.
The third official single from Flower Boy is likely one of the album’s most memorable songs because of the repetitiveness of the hook as well as the overall relatability of the song. Simply put, I recall conversing with someone about living your life how you want to. The advice is to “find time to do something,” but all the excuses you have are still good ones. Due to its sincerity, the conclusion of verse 3 caught my attention as well.
I Ain’t Got Time!
This track has a distinctly more “finesse” vibe than the other tracks because he is dismissing all who surround him just for the fame and success, along with self-congratulatory amazement at what he has achieved for himself. In keeping with his pattern of trying to normalize sexuality, he delivers a killer line. There is no nuance, and because of that blatant honesty, he is strengthening rather than weakening his point. The casual attitude gives you control of the situation.
911 / Mr. Lonely
Therefore, watching as well as scrolling through Genius is a daily task for a hard-core fan, as well as “911 / Mr. Lonely” is no different. This song carries a lot of significance and an air of desperation. This song emphasizes elements of heartbreak, loneliness, as well as the desire for affection because it appears that he will accept anyone who approaches him, but the use of “without you shotgun” rather than “without someone shotgun” demonstrates that there is undoubtedly more to his loneliness than just that.
This song came as a welcome surprise. He maintains the appropriate flower metaphor throughout this one-minute interlude, using phrases like “garden of Eve,” “swallow my seed,” as well as “watch the money grow on trees,” among others. The majority of this song, according to Genius, are bars, and “‘Dropping Seeds’ could be an allegory to ‘dropping bars,'” in addition to having many references to early hip-hop. Overall, a lovely lighting interlude.
‘November’ is a very sentimental song. Divided into two, it can ponder before probing deeply into his innermost feelings and thoughts. He starts by reflecting on trust. This is especially notable because he views his manager, Christian Clancy, as just a father figure, and it must be challenging for him to question something so solid. He continues by asking if he is “hustling backward,” offering the listener a glimpse into his thoughts as a creator and, more importantly, as a human with doubts, worries, and questions. Bringing in people in his groups, like A$AP Rocky as well as Kilo Kish, to talk about their “Novembers” also helped to make this song feel much more personal and genuine.
These two songs’ structures are so brilliant because they let you listen to them from Tyler’s point of view. At the same time, he confesses this stuff to an answerphone as well as from the perspective of the potential receiver since everything is said in the second person. He adds more “catastrophizing,” reminiscent of the franticness in “911/Mr. Lonely.” As a way of personalizing the album, he also appears to be dedicating the songs “See You Again,” “Who Dat Boy,” as well as “Garden Shed” to the “you” in inquiry, while Boredom, track 8, is for him.
Enjoy Right Now, Today
And now we have reached Scum Fuck Flower Boy’s final song. It maintains the mindset of the line from November and becomes a meditation on seizing the moment. It’s no surprise that Pharrell Williams is a part of it because he currently stands in for everything cheerful and laid-back. After the album has taken you through the complex themes of lost love, desperation, loneliness, success, wealth, fulfillment, self-acceptance, as well as questioning, this last instrumental is a beautiful way to wrap things up.