This is not a typical rap album, in fact I don’t even know if this should be classified as a rap album to begin with. Tyler consistently succeeded to show us with his new style, the recent example being ‘Flower Boy’ and this particular album (yes I am going to ignore the full length original sound track he produced for the Grinch film….. leave me alone). I don’t think there were any features that have overstayed its welcome. Even though there were couple big names in hiphop have made an appearance such as Playboi Carti himself, who apparently have invented music, they all seemed to play the perfect supporting role that snatch too much attention away.
The overall narrative of Igor is pretty much the different phases of grief he experiences over his love interest. Introducing the general tone in “EARFQUAKE” and slowly transitions to explore the longingness and the bittersweet infatuation in the rest of the project. The last 3 tracks of were probably the cleanest finish I have seen from Tyler’s full length projects.
It’s very interesting to witness the growth/change in his style over the course of his career. 5 years ago he was banned from NZ/AUS/UK due to his lyrics incite hatred against multiple groups of people and fast forward to now, here he is making ballad music reminiscent of 70’s R&B after coming out in ‘Flower Boy’.