When you first heard Tyler The Creator’s mixtape Bastard in 2009, did you think he’d be contributing to the soundtrack of a children’s movie? Well, here we are, listening to his new song ‘You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ from yes, you guessed it, the upcoming Grinch movie.
The song is kooky in all the ways you’d expect from Tyler, borrowing from the 1966 version of the song and adding his synthy, bass-heavy signature sounds. When Tyler said “I be in my bedroom scoring movies” on ‘Domo23’, he was kinda predicting the future.
Tyler’s also busy with the Golf Wang clothing line, an ongoing collaboration with Converse, his animated Adult Swim series The Jellies, and a newly-announced television deal with Sony Pictures and longtime friend Lionel Boyce.
Listen to Tyler’s ‘You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ below, and look out for The Grinch in cinemas November 29th.