You'll need a shitty piano to hand
Tyler, the Creator has responded to a fan’s insight into the rapper’s creative process – check out the video below.
Earlier today (April 24), Seattle musician Nat Puff – also known as Left At London – took to Twitter to upload a parody video titled ‘How to make a Tyler, the Creator song’.
“First start with a shitty piano and pick a fucking chord,” she explains at the top of the clip, which has amassed 213k likes. The musician goes on to add further instrumentation, including “an out of key synth that is nowhere near the original key of the song”.
Taking aim at Tyler’s unique vocal style, Puff says: “Now the background vocals normally have to be some sort of semblance of you talking [with a] really pitched-down voice, saying, ‘Fuck’, ‘Yeah’, ‘Shit’, and ‘Uh’. That’s it.”
In an attempt to pen some Tyler-like lyrics, Left At London looks for inspiration from “violence, made up words, hating your father, and not being gay”. She goes on to add more layers, before performing her track in full.
With the clip gaining huge traction among fans, Tyler, the Creator has now responded to the parody by re-tweeting the spoof.
“I legit laughed this [is] lowkey spot on OMG,” he captioned the post. “(YOU FORGOT THE ‘AYO’ THO).”
“Why does this slap so hard,” one fan commented on the video. Another said: “This is like when those guys that were high made the alt j song but even better?”
Late last year, Tyler, the Creator shared a new instrumental version of his 2015 album ‘Cherry Bomb’. His last full-length release, ‘Flower Boy’, was released in 2017.