Tyler, the Creator is premiering a full Cherry Bomb documentary in Los Angeles on January 29th, with a wide release on January 30th. The documentary provides behind-the-scenes development of each track on the album.
Before getting into the 2 Seater footage, I’d like to say just how underrated this album is. Almost a year and a half after its release, I don’t hear enough about it. It may be the Pharrell fan in me that feels some nostalgia for In My Mind. It may be the ridiculously low attention span we have with the constant flow of new music online. Regardless, I’m glad that this documentary is bringing light to an amazing album that deserves amazing, high accolades.
Okay, off my soapbox.
In this particular video, Tyler provides insight into his creative process for 2 Seater – or the original lack thereof. The track started as somewhat of a throwaway, something he created in 2013 in only 20 minutes after being bored at home with no furniture. The track blossomed into what we know now, a featured track on the Cherry Bomb album.
Tyler wrote the strings into the song himself, meeting with the string section to revise and change the notes into how the track was meant to be. There’s even a few moments of his collaboration with THE Hans Zimmer. If you don’t know who Hans Zimmer is please open a new tab and Google him. Every music fan needs to know.
I won’t give too much away. Just watch the video.
Trust me, a lot of thought was put into this.
If you haven’t already, listen to 2 Seater here.
If you’re like me and you’ve had 2 Seater on repeat for the last couple of years, give it a re-listen after watching clips from the documentary and relish in its newfound greatness. After watching these clips, I have a greater appreciation for Tyler’s art – he put a crazy amount of thought and effort into this track, much more than some artists even put into an entire album.
While you’re at it, watch this video for behind the scenes studio footage of Wayne and Kanye for Smuckers.