In our F92 GEN F profile of Colombian singer Kali Uchis, we mentioned her working on music in L.A. with Tyler, the Creator. Today, we stumbled upon the first leak from those sessions: Tyler’s “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme Song,” featuring the rapper tip-toeing through singing riffs and harmonies from Kali throughout. It’s a woozy 3/4 ballad about spreading butter and syrup on waffles, with altered pitches and a distorted grain that sounds like digging for vinyl rips on YouTube. But Kali’s alto tears through: an imperfect but interesting voice that upends old soul music’s perfectionism, like a sweet sugary breakfast cereal you know will rot your teeth. Tyler will be launching his Golf Wang x Vans collaboration along with exclusive tees and a pop-up skatepark this Friday at the Pemberton Music Festival in Canada.
Stream: Tyler, the Creator f. Kali Uchis, “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme Song”