(6/11/17) Monty's Catch of the Day - Toro y Moi
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Today's catch of the day comes from electro-soul artist, Toro y Moi, who is back with a brand new album on the way and a new video. Frontman Chaz Bundick no longer goes by that name anymore...now it's Chaz Bear, and his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Boo Boo, is his first studio LP since 2015. Today's catch is the first single called "Girl Like You", and it's a complete masterpiece. This is a statement from Chaz regarding the new record:
"After 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a “famous” person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn’t help but fall into what might be described as an identity crisis. A feedback loop of fearful thoughts left me feeling confused. I felt as though I no longer knew what it was that I actually wanted and needed in and out of life, and at times I felt unable to even tell what was real.
During this time of personal turmoil, I turned to music as a form of therapy, and it helped me cope with the pain that I was feeling. I’d listen to the same ambient song over and over again, trying to insulate myself from reality. I fell in love with space again.
By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record, I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof. I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo."
Check out the video to today's catch "Girl Like You" by Toro y Moi in the YouTube player below. Good things!