Multi-faceted, platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and producer Tyler Cole announces his brand new album Existential Crisis Boy: Part 1 (Def Jam) is due out September 29, 2023. To coincide with the announcement he shares his new single “Wish You Would” – listen here and watch the animated visualizer here. The new album continues to showcase Cole’s unique blend of soulful pop tracks that have captivated audiences globally and garnered a loyal fan base. Pre-save Existential Crisis Boy: Part 1 here.
The announcement comes after Cole’s return to solo music with the release of his two track bundle “Good Drugs // Bad Joke” – listen here and watch the “Good Drugs” video here, and the “Bad Joke” video here. He followed up with the single “Crying in My Car” ft. Teezo Touchdown. Earlier this week, Cole shared the video for “Crying In My Car,” which included Teezo. The music video originally premiered on NYLON – watch here. All three of the previously released tracks will appear on the album.
On Existential Crisis Boy: Part 1, Cole shares, “To me this is less of an album and more of a collection of moments in my life over the past few years. In my whole public musical journey, I’ve felt really misunderstood. I think this is me finally showing people who I am. The influences span from 90’s Rock to early 2000s Hip-Hop & R&B to modern Pop. I want to make the people who don’t like to be boxed in feel seen. I’m so excited for everyone to hear this…and what’s to come!”
On the inspiration behind his new single “Wish You Would,” Tyler Cole revealed, “This song is a musical fuck you to anyone criticizing someone for being their authentic self. To me, this song puts the existential in Existential Crisis Boy. The opening lines… ‘Who Am I? ‘ ‘Who Are We?’ are the eternal questions that everyone thinks about but not enough people talk about. I love the idea of someone’s personal style reflecting their inner world.”