Tyler, The Creator – EARFQUAKE (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
“Earfquake” is the second song on Tyler, The Creator’s brand new fifth studio album ‘IGOR’ released on May 17, 2019. The title of the song stands as a similie for ‘earthquake’ about which the artist actually sings about.
Playboi Carti has assisted on the lyrics and the first verse of the song and was accompanied by a bizarre music video upon release. ‘Igor’ is a deformed character appearing in several Gothic horror movies. Hence, the deformity of the song title as well.
The music video for “Earfquake” shows Tyler, The Creator performing at a talent show hosted by the actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Although the host warns him not to smoke during the performance, Tyler does and sets the whole stage on fire. Despite this carnage, Tyler continues to sing about a breakup.
Tyler, The Creator sings about how this girl was a big influence on his life–much like an earthquake makes everything move. An earthquake is also destructive-shaking and breaking everything caught in its midst. So did their relationship, but Tyler continues to mutter “Don’t leave, it’s my fault.”
Watch “Eqrfquake” Music Video by Tyler, The Creator
During the verse of Playboi Cardi, he name drops Woah Vicky, a social media personality notable for her carefree and arrogant attitude.
Tyler, The Creator is credited with lyrics, performance, recording and video directing of this song, which would be a statement for Eminem’s diss against him from ‘Kamikaze’ album.
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Complete Lyrics to “Earfquake” by Tyler, The Creator