Tyler, the Creator yesterday continued his hot streak of dropping new tracks with the release of “Rose Tinted Cheeks.” Although the Odd Future rapper claims it’s a “rough draft” of a track from the Flower Boy sessions, it sounds like a finished product.
The soulful tune channels Prince, Outkast and Anderson .Paak in the best way possible. Tyler’s baritone is pitched up on the hook—he had originally intended for a female voice on it—while the production flows with languid beats, wah-wah guitars and funky basslines.
And the verses are as lyrical and playful as anything from Tyler, the Masturbator Creator: “My eyes, like jeans too tight, I couldn’t take ’em off you / You’re precious metal I was a magnet just looking.”
Listen to “Rose Tinted Cheeks” here: