Fans can listen to Boo Boo a day early.
Originally planned for a July 7 release date, Toro Y Moi released his album as a stream one day ahead of its scheduled arrival.
Chaz Bear, formally known as Chaz Bundick and also known by his stage name Toro Y Moi, recently released a couple of songs from what is now his fifth album, Boo Boo. Prior to its scheduled July 7 release date, Toro Y Moi sent a tweet out linking his album to an almost-50-minute video that turned out to be a visual component to his project.
The album has a heavy 80s pop vibe that flows effortlessly together. While listening to the steam of the entire album, songs can be differentiated, but the mood doesn’t change. The lead single of the album, “Girl Like You” was released in early June and Bear wrote that he found himself in a bit of an identity crisis.
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.
He said music became a form of therapy for him and helped him cope with the pain he felt. Taking influences from Travis Scott, Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin, among others, Bear moved toward creating the album.
Stream the visual album below or find it on any major streaming platform.