Hip-hop artist and producer Tyrie dropped a new album, Season 3, on Thursday. It’s a follow-up to albums Season 1 and Season 2, which dropped in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
Season 3 is a meticulously crafted 13-song album. Tyrie explores a variety of vocal styles (stripped down and direct vs ethereal and echoing) and subject matter, but a deep beat is the thread that ties one song to the next, maintaining a consistent intensity.
There’s a seriousness to the album that renders even the most playful lyrics cerebral, with lines like “She make it move / She could be my tiny dancer” making impact alongside ones like ““More money brings clarity / All the poverty I went through / I couldn’t pay for therapy.”
When Tyrie collaborates, he does it well: “Opportunity,” featuring Anfernee, “Body LNG,” featuring Syndey Blackwell (released as a single in February), and “GUNFIRE,” featuring JMichael (released as a single in May), are all standouts.