It seems that instrumentals are making their way from the rock world into the more dominant realm of hip-hop. Popular hip-hop artist Tyler, The Creator certainly seems to think so, as he shared an instrumental track on Monday, titled “Puff.” The new track can be heard in the audio-only video seen above, which features an image of what appears to be a naked pool swimmer, which worked out well in accordance with the pool-friendly end-of-summer holiday over the weekend.
The 2:56 minute psychedelically drowsy piece might not seem like much at first, as the track’s overall production is very similar to those trippy, lo-fi hip-hop videos making an impact in the YouTube streaming world. The piece's loose, laid-back instrumental feel really was the perfect soundtrack to the end of Labor Day weekend with its relaxing tempo and glistening synth work. If you were planning on spending the day off from work out by the pool under the hot summer sun with a crisp, cool beverage in hand, this might actually make for a great musical accompaniment to listen to while simply wasting away with the departure of the summer season. We see what you did there Tyler!
As Spin points out, fans who may think they’ve heard the track before are probably correct, as it served as the instrumental base to Tyler’s 2015 song, “Blow My Load.” The track from his 2015 Cherry Bomb album can be heard below if you’d like to compare and contrast the two.
The arrival of “Puff” follows a mix of previously released tracks for which Tyler has already shared this spring and summer, including “OKRA,” “Bronco” and “Gelato,” just to name a few. The popular rapper also recently announced the lineup for his 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which is set to take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles this fall on Nov. 10-11. Tickets for the weekend event are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.