Happy Music Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend full of adventure and fun! This week’s track is from a big favourite of mine and someone who I’ve featured here quite a few times – Toro Y Moi.
Toro Y Moi is the alias of Chaz Bundick, a singer/producer/musician and DJ from South Carolina who is known for his part in creating the Chillwave genre around 5 years ago. Back then his tracks featured a ton of retro synths and slower rhythms which were soon copied by other artists hopping on the Chillwave bandwagon. This resulted in Chaz looking for ideas in other genres, with his last album What For? exploring psychedelic, country and acoustic rock with mixed success.
On this new track Girl Like You Chaz returns to what he does best with his signature sound – gone are the country rock experiments – this is the Toro Y Moi we all know and love. It feels great to have him back and this track is incredible. It’s slower, synthier and more chilled than anything we’ve had from him for years and I love it!
Take a listen below and Tweet me and let me know what you’ve been playing lately.
Have a great week!
Toro Y Moi
Happy Easter Music Monday! What a weekend, I’ve been buzzing about everywhere! I’ve been in town, working in the garden planting and painting, out for dinner and drinks with friends and napping on the sofa in between. Sitting down to chill today and catch up with everything online, I noticed a lovely little surprise in the shape of a new track from Toro Y Moi.
Regular readers might remember that in January I wrote about new music that I’m looking forward to this year – and I’ll admit it, looking back now I completely forgot about Toro Y Moi. It feels like a long time since his last release even though it was only in 2015. His last album What For? felt really different, definitely more guitar pop, which meant it was quick and easy to enjoy but ultimately didn’t stick in my memory.
Judging by his new single Omaha he’s taken a different musical turn again with more of a chilled acoustic kind of sound. The synths he’s known for are still present but they’re far more subtle, playing backup to guitars, piano lines and live drums. After a couple of listens I’m enjoying the new track a lot, and if there’s a new album on the way full of similar tracks then I’m excited to hear it!
Take a listen below and let me know on Twitter what you’ve been playing over this Easter weekend.
Happy Music Monday! Great weather is finally here, so let’s get in the mood for barbecues, cricket in the park at lunch lime and finishing work early on Friday afternoons to sip cider in a pub garden. I wrote a few weeks back that there were some big releases coming this year and one of them has just dropped – the new Toro Y Moi album What For?. If you’re not familiar with Toro Y Moi, it’s one of the multiple projects by musician Chaz Bundick. Evolving from a more laid back electronic sound to a straight up psychedelic rock, his new album borrows from bands like the Jackson 5, Tame Impala and The Beatles, while somehow retailing his unmistakably playful sound. I’ve picked out the fist single from What For? – a track called Empty Nesters. The track is an guitar-driven pop anthem featuring the occasional funk lick and a catchy chorus you’ll find yourself whistling to yourself hours later when you’re mopping up the last few stray ketchup stains after the barbecue. Take a listen to the track below and let me what you’ve been listening to lately in the comments section. Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsY22N5D9UY&spfreload=10