Toro y Moi Enlists Kevin Abstract and Lev for New Song ‘Heaven’

    Toro y Moi has teamed up with Kevin Abstract and Lev for a new song, ‘Heaven’, which interpolates Broken Social Scene’s ‘Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl’. It’s the second preview of Toro y Moi’s forthcoming album Hole Erth, following lead single ‘Tuesday’. Check out its India Sleem-directed video below.

    Toro y Moi had this to say about the new single:

    As a musician, you’ll occasionally hear stories about these songs the songwriter said, “…Just came out of thin air.” Or they were written in a matter of minutes or hours– they just have a nonchalant magic to them. ‘Heaven’ was just that. It was my first day of the ‘Hole Erth’ sessions at Different Fur in San Francisco. I asked Grace Coleman, the engineer to open a random session from a batch of demos from my studio. Within an hour of opening the session I found myself wrapping a second verse and it occured to me I might have a song worth finishing. It was a moment of literally letting go of these songs and into someone else’s hands (and computer) and taking on the song writer role fully, no thinking about production or the mix and just listening to my thoughts. I ultimately found myself writing about moments of processing and realizing that the journey of the musician is a constant practice, paying attention to one aspect only allows room for something to slip away. How does one make a decision when the options presented are all poetically polarizing?

    Hole Erth comes out September 6 via Dead Oceans.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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