Chaz Bundick, also known as Toro y Moi, was one of the early pioneers of the chill wave and psych pop genre. In Chaz’s fifth studio album as Toro y Moi, “Boo Boo”, we learn more about him as an individual. The record is his most personal to date, and a significant departure from 2015’s funky and muddy, “What For?” Throughout the record, Chaz touches on themes of rejection, dying romance, and the struggles of modern dating. The opening track “Mirage” is a dreamy, measured critique of playing it cool in relationships. The musician’s smooth delivery, backed with a groovy beat, airy production, and sexy chord progressions blend into one amazing sound. Although, a lot of what Boo Boo has to offer is mainly an aesthetic rather than captivating song writing like his older record “Underneath the Pine”. The structures of all these songs are unique and consistently draw outside the lines, but adds little depth to Toro’s story.
Favorite Songs: Girl Like You, W.IW.W.T.W🌊