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Toro Y Moi details new LP Boo Boo and shares lead single "Girl Like You"

09 June 2017, 16:42 | Written by Laurence Day

Following a bout of teasing, Toro Y Moi has shared "Girl Like You" and announced new album Boo Boo.

Earlier this week Chaz Bear (not Chaz Bundick anymore) mailed fans some sneaky previews, prompting speculation that a new Toro Y Moi album was just around the corner. Turns out that speculation was dead on the money, with a full-length follow up to 2015's What For? coming next month.

"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," says Bear in a lengthy statement accompanying the news. "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," Bear continues. "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."


  1. Mirage
  2. No Show
  3. Mona Lisa
  4. Pavement
  5. Don’t Try
  6. Windows
  7. Embarcadero
  8. Girl Like You
  9. You And I
  10. Labyrinth
  11. Inside My Head
  12. W.I.W.W.T.W.
Boo Boo is out 7 July via Carpark.
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