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Toro y Moi a.k.a. Chaz Bear has officially given us all something worth waking up for today with the release of his new single “Freelance.” On top of that, the Oakland artist has also shared an accompanying visual directed by Harry Israelson. The bumping track is a mixed bag of elements from house and funk, and comes fresh off his sixth album titled Outer Peace. This full-length project follows last year’s Boo Boo LP and was birthed out of his return to the Bay Area.

“This record is a response to how disposable culture has become and how it affects creativity,” he said in a press release. “While listening, you might pay attention or ignore–either way that’s ok, this is music for a creative mind.”

Outer Peace is slated to drop on January 18, 2019 via Carpark Records. Get into the groove through the stimulating video and peep all of Toro Y Moi’s upcoming tour dates below.

November 1 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club^ (Sold Out)
November 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo^ (Sold Out)
November 3 – Long Beach, CA @ Tropicália Festival
November 5 – Chicago, IL @ East Room* (Sold Out)
November 6 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall+ (Sold Out)
November 7 – Detroit, MI @ El Club+ (Sold Out)
November 9 – Boston, MA @ Royale+
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Sold Out)
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere*
November 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere+ (Sold Out)
November /12 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club+
November 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer+
November 15 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel+
November 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse+
November 17 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate+
January 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
January 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (Sold Out)
January 18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
January 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
January 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
January 24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
January 25 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
January 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
February 15-17 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
March 1-3 – Phoenix, AZ @ M3F Festival

* = DJ Set
^ = w/ Salami Rose Joe Louis
+ = w/ Dizzy Fae

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Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

Softcore tastemaker at your service.

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