Quick Hit with Micah Freeman



Columbia Records

Album cover for “Call Me If You Get Lost,” released in 2021. This album contains “SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE,” which tells a story of love.

Micah Freeman, Staff Writer

Everyone loves a good love song. “SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE,” by Tyler the Creator, is one that will stick in your mind and have you humming along to its magnificent beat.

The song starts very slowly before picking up in tempo. The first half of the song has an excitable beat with distinct drumming. The second half, in contrast, has a calmer flow. The beat in the second half is reminiscent of elevator music with how slow and calm it is.

“SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” is really two songs that are paired together to tell one story. 

The first half emphasizes how sweet a girl is to the singer. To contrast, the second half shows that the relationship is not going well. 

The singer repeats how he is standing alone instead of with his lover. Both parts combined tell the story of a relationship that has become one-sided.

“SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” is the 10th track on Tyler the Creator’s most recent album, “Call Me If You Get Lost.”

Tyler the Creator is well known for his unique style and storytelling. While he is a rapper, he also owns his own record company.

If you want a catchy love song, “SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” will always be there to get stuck in your head.