One month after releasing a visual for “Ordinary Pleasure,” Toro Y Moi resurfaces with another new music video in support of his latest studio album, Outer Peace. This time around, the acclaimed polymath is serving up a visual treatment for Outer Peace standout “50-50,” linking up with directors Justin Morris and Colin Matsui for a solemn desert trek.
“It’s very forwardly pop. It’s more of a straightforward pop song, and that’s something that I’ve always been afraid to attack: something that’s so simple, it’s just a sub and vocals with Auto-Tune,” Toro Y Moi architect Chaz Bundick told NPR Music earlier this year, breaking down his thoughts on “50-50.” According to Bundick, the aforementioned track is also his personal favorite cut on Outer Peace, primarily because it gave him the unique opportunity to rework and transform his concept of sonic stereotypes. “To me, that recipe was always like, ‘Eh, that’s cliché.’ But to take those cliché elements and try to do something fresh with it was the challenge, and I really enjoyed that.”
You can take a look at Toro Y Moi’s new video for “50-50” above. Along with “50-50,” Toro Y Moi’s Outer Peace LP gave listeners ten new tracks to digest, including collaborations with Abra and WET. A forward-thinking, artful blend of funk, R&B, indie and synthpop influences, Outer Peace stands as its creator’s sixth studio album and one of his strongest releases in recent years.
Alongside The Cure, Sia, The Chemical Brothers and other high-profile acts, Toro Y Moi will take the stage at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival.
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