While less conceptual in nature than his previous two works, “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” sees Tyler in peak form across a variety of rnb and hip hop tracks, and with a couple of unexpected features to boot!
This is the most rapping I have seen Tyler do since Wolf and he honestly is on a fucking tear throughout this record. Tracks like MASSA and CORSO are absolute bangers through and through and showcase the lyrical prowess and voraciousness of style, that wasn’t as often seen on IGOR. Pre-release tracks LUMBERJACK and WUSYANAME fit great into the grand scheme of the album and compliment one another quite nicely. The track RUNITUP is a super fun, summery banger of a singalong that just makes you want to get out of your seat and dance and the record also features two of Tyler’s longest tracks to date in SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE and WILSHIRE (clocking in at 9.5 and 8 minutes respectively).
The production throughout this record is super lush and vibrant, continuing many of the instruments themes of his last two records. All three of these albums definitely have a distinct and semi-synonymous energy to one another from a production standpoint. DJ DRAMA was a bit annoying as he wouldn’t shut up for most of the record and took my focus away from Tyler a little bit, but it wasn’t a big enough deal for me to be mad.
There were some very interesting features on this record with NBA YoungBoy, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Brent Faiyaz and Pharrell Williams all making great guest appearances. Uzi doesn’t surprise me due to Tyler’s past work with Carti, who has a vaguely similar style to Uzi. Pharrell was an obvious choice because of NERD’s immense influence on Tyler’s music. Brent Faiyaz and Tyler both fit a lot of the same vibes as one another so that made sense. The features that surprised me the most were Wayne and NBA YoungBoy, I never would have straight up guessed that Tyler would have worked with either of them but both of those features were honestly fantastic! The record even features one of my favorite up an coming artists in the alt-hip-hop/pop sphere in Teezo Touchdown! Definitely check out some of his singles if you haven’t already!
All in all, this is a fantastic addition to Tyler’s discography and ever-growing album mythology. I don’t really have any complaints with it at all other than a couple tracks on the back end feeling a little drawn out. I’m super stoked with this release and can’t wait to see what he draws up next!