Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear shares the third song from his forthcoming album MAHAL, due April 29th via Dead Oceans. “The Loop” arrives with a Company Studio-directed video showing Chaz as he joyously traverses the Bay Area by GoCar, skateboard, and a customized MAHAL Jeepney alongside friends, including a special appearance by Eyedress. The release comes on the heels of the announcement of MAHAL, which marks the seventh studio album from Bear under the Toro y Moi moniker, and the singles “Postman,” which dropped with a video directed by Kid. Studio and the Arlington Lowell-directed video for “Magazine” featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis.
MAHAL follows Toro’s highly celebrated 2019 album Outer Peace, which Pitchfork described as “one of his best albums in years” along with his Grammy-nominated 2020 collaboration with Flume, “The Difference,” which was also featured in a global campaign for Apple’s Airpods.
Toro y Moi is the 12+ year project of South Carolina-reared, Bay Area-based Chaz Bear. In the wake 2008’s global economic collapse, Toro y Moi emerged as a figurehead of the beloved sub-genre widely known as chillwave, the sparkling fumes of which still heavily influence musicians all over today. Over the subsequent decade, his music and graphic design has far, far surpassed that particular designation. Across 9 albums (6 studio as Toro y Moi along with a live album, compilation and mixtape) with the great Carpark label, he has explored psych-rock, deep house, UK hip-hop; R&B and well-beyond without losing that rather iconic, bright and shimmering Toro y Moi fingerprint. As a graphic designer, Bear has collaborated with brands like Nike, Dublab and Van’s. And as a songwriter and producer, he’s collaborated with other artists like Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Travis Scott, HAIM, and Caroline Polachek.
Listen to and watch “The Loop” and pre-order/save MAHAL above, check out full tracklisting below and stay tuned for more from Toro y Moi coming soon.
1. The Medium (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
2. Goes By So Fast
3. Magazine (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
5. The Loop
6. Last Year
8. Clarity (feat. Sofie)
10. Déjà Vu
11. Way Too Hot
12. Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)
13. Days in Love
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