Toro y Moi pays tribute to Filipino roots in upcoming album 'MAHAL', drops new singles 'Postman' and 'Magazine' — watch

Toro y Moi pays tribute to Filipino roots in upcoming album 'MAHAL', drops new singles 'Postman' and 'Magazine' — watch

Toro y Moi has a new album on the way.

On 26 January, the Filipino and African-American artist previewed his seventh album, MAHAL with the release of 'Postman' and 'Magazine' featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis. The two singles come as our first glimpse into the forthcoming record, which is said to be the artist's boldest and most eclectic album yet. 

'Postman' and 'Magazine' dropped alongside their own music videos directed by Kid. Studio and Arlington Lowell respectively. The former's visual sees a lot of iconographies from Filipino culture, pertaining to MAHAL's overarching theme. 

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Said to be an auditory expedition that spans various genres and sounds similar to that of riding a Filipino jeepney, MAHAL——which translates to 'love' or 'expensive' in Tagalogthematically explores the generational concerns and our relationship with technology. While the record sees Toro y Moi charting new musical territories, the artist pays recalls his previous works across its 13 tracks. 

Beyond Salami Rose Joe Louis, MAHAL also features collaborations with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sofie,  and The Mattson 2.

"I wanted to make a record that featured more musicians on it than any other record of mine,” Toro y Moi explains in a statement. “To have them live on that record feels grounded, bringing a communal perspective to the table.” 

MAHAL is slated for release on 29 April via Dead Oceans. It follows 2019's Outer Peace and 2017's Boo Boo


Get ready for MAHAL with Toro y Moi's 'Postman' and 'Magazine' here.


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