Last night saw the multi-talented individual that is Tyler, The Creator fulfil his highly-anticipated return to British soil, something which came thanks to the reversal of his ban and his recent IGOR tour.
Before the show started many were wondering whether the momentum had been hyped a little too much. In fact, after being banned from this island for four years, some were thinking that no matter what the artist did he would struggle to live up to some of his fan’s expectations.
However, this couldn’t have been further from the truth, in fact, due to Tyler’s absence it’s highly possible that those making their way to the show we’re expecting his 2015 self, rather than his current, much more evolved and mature identity.
Instead of the hectic performances we received prior to the ban – not saying these weren’t good, Tyler opted for a far more curated and calculated approach, using a range of backdrops, projections and solo-choreography to prove that he is undeniably one our generation’s most iconic performers.
In a marriage of Bowie, Elton and Mercury, Tyler’s 110% on-stage energy, pianist skills and unique aesthetic came together to produce something which has peaked the bar for rap performances.
Tyler, The Creator’s Brixton Set-List
- “IGOR’S THEME”
- “I THINK”
- “A BOY IS A GUN*”
- “911/Mr. Lonely”
- “GONE, GONE”
- “WHAT’S GOOD”
- “See You Again”
- “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS”