Tyler, the Creator has unveiled his new original song “I Am the Grinch” for Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch an animated feature by Illumination and Universal Pictures. The Grinch is based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic and in the words of Tyler, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” who is this mean fellow with his skin all green and his teeth all yellow?
The video for “I Am the Grinch” opens with a fuzzy green Grinch, who is stylistic yet still a Christmas hater. His low, negative tone belts out lyrics, I don’t like love, I don’t like fun, when I’m around Christmas is done. I am the Grinch, I’m here to ruin your day. In this video, we get a fresh cut with The Grinch. The song continues with the repeat on, 25 days in a month ain’t enough, where I don’t give a (wait a minute) don’t knock, no gifts over here.
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.
The song, “I Am the Grinch” follows Tyler’s previous song for the soundtrack, which was a remake of the classic “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Both tracks are featured on The Grinch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), released via Columbia Records. The collection also features holiday tracks from Run-DMC, Pentatonix, Jackie Wilson, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Supremes, Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue, and Nat King Cole.
The Grinch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Track List:
1. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Tyler, The Creator
2. I Am the Grinch – Tyler, The Creator
3. Christmas Is – Run-DMC
4. Deck the Halls – Jackie Wilson
5. Run Rudolph Run – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
6. Favorite Things – The Supremes
7. Zat You Santa Claus? – Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue
8. Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC
9. Jingle Bells – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
10. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) – Nat King Cole
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Pentatonix
12. A Wonderful Awful Idea – Danny Elfman
13. Stealing Christmas – Danny Elfman
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alvarado