Chaz Bedrick has unearthed an uplifting and airy sound for this album. On this 10th studio album, Toro has stepped away (hopefully permanently) from the experimental sounds heard on 2015’s What For? to hone in on his funky and synthy influences that brought him critical acclaim on Causers of This and Underneath the Pine.
Toro has stated this album was influenced by listening to the likes of Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Daft Punk in an interview for Fader. You definitely hear these come through. This album feels like a driving through the sunset in the 1980s. In a year where you’re in the minority if you haven’t released a project, Chaz has failed to disappoint. Here’s to summer dreaming n all that.
Standout track: Inside My Head