Since rush-releasing the digital version of his latest album Cherry Bomb, Tyler, The Creator has been blowing up
my phone music news feeds like nothing else. He played Coachella (which as per usual, is causing some serious FOMO feels), yelled a big ole “fuck you” at the blessed Kendall Jenner during said Coachella set, launched an app, been all over Twitter (like, more than usual) and he also made a couple of announcements via posting this photo to Instagram:
According to the post, the physical copy of Cherry Bomb will have five different covers to pick from. As someone who could be found guilty of being a bit of a
hoarder collector of albums purely for artwork, this was dangerous news for me to hear. Yet after hearing the news that one of the covers is “pretty gross,” I was mildly disappointed by the selection. They’re still great pieces, I guess, I was just expecting something a little more shocking.
It’s Tyler after all, and because someone (you know who you are) told me that I would be shocked and disgusted. You can probably guess which one they were talking about but in all honesty, it was a bit of a let down. I don’t know who to trust anymore, really.
The other news that accompanied the Instagram post was that the pictured physical copies of Cherry Bomb will be released on April 28th. The album, which is the first of Tyler’s to not feature any other Odd Future members, only has a handful of guests with Kanye West and Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q and Pharrell Williams, Charlie Wilson and Kali Uchis all getting up on few tracks such as first single Fucking Young.
In more Tyler news, if you don’t wanna give up any cash-dollars for music just yet you can stream the album in full on Spotify.
Finally, if you just really want/need even more Tyler in your life, you can sign up for his app and “online media destination” GolfMedia. The first two months are free and you basically get whatever is going on in Tyler’s head in one place. After that, you gotta pay $5 for that kind of access. The first batch of content is set to go up on Wednesday (which means Thursday here). According to Tyler’s manager, Christian Clancy, users can expect a bunch or original content, radio and tour stuff, live streaming and “whatever other buzzwords that sound mildly annoying and marketing-like. Way to sell it.