For the new single “A Moment Of Mystery,” Toro Y Moi collaborates with French house producer FKJ: Listen
Toro Y Moi just released their new album Mahal a few weeks ago. It’s fantastic. With that record still fresh in the public’s mind, Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear has just released his new single “A Moment Of Mystery,” which features FKJ, a French multi-instrumentalist also known as French Kiwi Juice.
FKJ is a significant thing in a certain area of the music industry. FKJ is now preparing to release his new album V I N C E N T, and his most recent hit, “Greener,” was a collaboration with Carlos Santana. Toro Y Moi croons over hazy synths and jazzy piano flourishes in the new song “A Moment Of Mystery,” which is a rather low-key piece. FKJ has this to say about the music in a press release:
I met with Chaz and Tony, who play keys in Toro Y Moi, for the first time at this session. The energy was real smooth, and we got in the zone quickly. We couldn’t stop playing. Even if sometimes we’d try to take a break to write and structure something, we would end up getting distracted by all these toys in the studio and start jamming again for another hour or two. At the end of the session, we had all these demos. I took them back home and played with them. The next time I came to San Francisco, Chaz and I met again and chose a couple of them to finish, including “A Moment of Mystery,” which made it to this album.
Toro Y Moi comments:
Vincent, Tony and I jammed out this track at different fur in SF when Vincent flew in to work on his record. I ended up writing about the moments of desire and the tension we feel when we’re away from loved ones. I want the listener to feel as if things are open ended with the person on the other side.
Look it up below.
V I N C E N T is out 6/10 on Mom + Pop. Check out our recent We’ve Got A File On You feature on Toro Y Moi here.