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Toro Y Moi will be releasing a new album next month titled Boo Boo, and to get folks ready he shared a new single called “Girl Like You.” He also recently spoke about the LP and said he borrowed ideas from artists like Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Oneothrix Point Never.
“I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling space or lack there,” explained Moi. “I decided that I wanted to make a pop record with these ideas in mind.”
“During his time personal turmoil, I turned to music as a form therapy, and it helped me cope with the pain that I was feeling,” he added. “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. By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record, I knew that this idea space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward.”
Boo Boo will be Moi’s first studio album since 2015’s What For? and Samantha, although he did drop a project called Plum under the name New Globe. The new LP will hit shelves on July 7 and until then, you can enjoy the singer’s “Girl Like You” video above.