Chaz Bundick has released Outer Peace, his new album under the moniker Toro Y Moi.
The ten-track album, which includes the previously released “Freelance” and “Ordinary Pleasure,” is a collection of groovy and futuristic disco-inflected numbers. According to Bundick’s recent interview with NPR, Outer Peace draws inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk, Wally Badarou, and his trips to Mexico City and Northern California.
The South Carolina producer also revealed that the LP was by far his most challenging project to date. The album closer, “50-50,” which Bundick described as “forwardly pop” and his current favorite, forced him to think outside the box.
“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,” Bundick said. “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.”
Stream Outer Peace below: