Music in Review: “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale”


Contributed from: Sony Records

Album cover art from Tyler, The Creator’s album, “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale”

Elly Herrick, Online Editor

I guarantee you, you’ve never been to an estate sale like this. American Rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer Tyler Okonma, more widely known as Tyler, The Creator released an additional album to his Grammy-winning album “Call Me If You Get Lost” released in June 2021. This deluxe album named “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale” was released on March 31, almost two years later.

Okonma has been making music for most of his life starting with his first album in 2007. Soon he became more popular when his single ‘Yonkers’ was released in 2011 on Youtube. Since then he has released seven more albums including “Call Me If You Get Lost” and has won 10 music awards.

“Call Me If You Get Lost was the first album I made with a lot of songs that didn’t make the final cut,” Tyler Okonma said in a tweet. “Some of those songs I really love, and knew they would never see the light of day, so I’ve decided to put a few of them out.”

With 16 tracks already in “Call Me If You Get Lost”, it seems like a treat to create a deluxe album. Releasing eight new tracks, Okonma along with other artists featured on songs presents a continuation to “Call Me If You Get Lost”.

This isn’t your typical leftovers. Okonma makes listening to an album from start to finish a unique experience from an artist like no one else.

From his 28-second song, “EVERYTHING MUST GO” to the end with “SORRY NOT SORRY”, the album is perfect for the warm weather mixed with the excitement for summer.

Starting with “STUNTMAN” Okonma doesn’t disappoint with a long-awaited feature from Vince Staples. Staples has been a long-term friend of Okonma and has opened for Okonma’s previous concerts and now they finally collaborated and released a song. 

Becoming more popular on Tiktok, “DOGTOOTH” has made it to radio stations which doesn’t happen very often for Okonma’s songs. For good reasons though, the song is an automatic mood boost. With a consistent beat and an unforgettable chorus, Okonma orchestrates, in my opinion, the song of the summer.

With his song “WHARF TALK”, once again Okonma creates a song that is laced with dopamine. Featuring A$AP Rocky, Okonma calls “WHARF TALK” his favorite song on the album. With the use of voice layering and vibrant synthesizers, they are able to create an overall whimsical song.

Other new songs on the album are “HEAVEN TO ME”, “WHAT A DAY” and “BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND”. 

Lastly, “SORRY NOT SORRY” is easily my favorite song on the album. The build of the song is insane. There is not a dull moment in this song or its music video produced by Tara Razavi and directed by Okonma. 

This song to me is Okonma apologizing for the wrong things he did, but also not apologizing to his fans/people talking trash about him ‘changing’. 

He says “Sorry to the fans who say I changed, ‘cause I did. Sorry you don’t know me on a personal level to pinpoint what it is.” 

Not only relevant to his career, “SORRY NOT SORRY” is a song that people relate to. With the sarcastic phrase ‘Sorry not sorry’ he says that he’s sorry that he may do something that a person might not like, but he doesn’t care. With the last two words in the song and the album, Okonma gives us advice on how to deal with people trying to bring you down. 

“F*ck ‘em.”