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Tyler, the Creator's New Song References 'Call Me By Your Name'

"GELATO," a freestyle over Jacquees's "No Validation," references characters in Luca Guadagnino's 2017 film.

by Shaad D’Souza
Jun 26 2018, 1:52pm

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Tyler, the Creator has released "GELATO," a new freestyle over Jacquees's 4275 track "No Validaton." This being the fifth loosie Tyler's released in recent months, I guess we can refer to this period as Tyler's GOLF Fridays season, even though he doesn't release a track every week and, as far as I know, has never released one on a Friday. (I dunno. I'm trying to identify a trend here.) Anyway, previous tracks have included his "Kids See Ghost" remix, a Flower Boy demo called "Rose Tinted Cheeks", a "Bring It Back" freestyle, and a raucous B-side called "OKRA". "GELATO" finds Tyler in full romantic mode, referencing Luca Guadagnino's 2017 film Call Me By Your Name ("You got me on tippy toe / So who's Oliver? who Elio?") and boasting about his "mansions, plural." Listen to the track above.

This is the second time Tyler has made a CMBYN reference––on "OKRA", he told star Timotheé Chalamet to "come get at [him]". Tyler seems to be a pretty big fan of the film: his Twitter location tag is 'somewhere in northern italy' (a reference to the film's title card), and he often captions his posts with references to it.

Shaad D'Souza is Noisey's Australian editor. Follow him on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.

This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.