Tyler, The Creator has officially come forth to re-energize a somewhat dormant year, announcing the arrival of his new album, Igor. The project will officially drop on May 17th, with all songs being written, produced, and arranged by Tyler himself. The album has a pair of cover selections, with one featuring a minimalist portrait of Tyler, while the other features a surreal animated variant by Lewis Rossignol. For a close look at the official artwork variants, check them out below.
Despite the fact that “Igor” was never actually included in Shelley’s original Frankenstein novel, the character has since taken on a life of his own, often being interpreted as a deformed, sycophantic lackey. Yet for whatever reason, Tyler has likened himself to the Good Doctor’s assistant, a theme that will likely find further exploration across the full album.
As it happens, May 17th is starting to feel like one of the year’s biggest drop days thus far, with releases from Tyler, DJ Khaled, and Megan Thee Stallion. How many of ya’ll are queuing up IGOR first?