Tyler, the Creator released his new album in the dark Thursday night/Friday morning. Two singles from CALL ME IF YOU stray have already been released: “Lumberjack,” a braggadocious bop, and “Wus Ya Name,” a flirtier affair. Both singles came with a music video directed by Tyler under the Wolf Haley moniker. a 3rd track had a more oblique release. Billboards popped up in l. a., London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Sydney, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver with a telephone number and a message from Tyler: “Call Me If You stray.
” Calling the amount would attend a voicemail with the song “Momma Talk.” Call Me If You stray features performances from DJ Drama, 42 Dugg, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla &ign, Lil Wayne, Teezo Touchdown, Domo Genesis, Brent Faiyaz, Dana Hues, DAISY WORLD, Lil Uzi Vert, and Pharrell Williams. It’s his first album since 2019’s Igor, which Vulture’s Craig Jenkins called “so pretty, confident, and thought of,” and won the artist a Best Rap Album Grammy (to his chagrin).