Listen: Toro Y Moi covers Joe Bataan’s ‘Ordinary Guy,’ announces instrumental version of debut album

'Causers of This (Instrumentals)' to be released June 27th

Toro Y Moi has dropped a previously recorded cover of Joe Bataan’s 60’s single “Ordinary Guy.” The track was recorded in 2019, but is now being officially released through Toro Y Moi’s company label and includes collaborators The Mattson 2.

“I’m super excited to announce this release,” Toro Y Moi explains. “It’s a cover of a song by a fellow Afro-Filipino, Joe Bataan. His music first caught my ear back in 2009 when Ryan Kattner of Man Man played it for me. I was immediately hooked by Joe’s music because, to me, he represented the impossible–he felt so comfortable in his skin and he had so much confidence and appeal.”

On top of the cover, Toro Y Moi has announced an upcoming fully instrumental version of his 2010 debut album titled Causers Of This (Instrumentals). The upcoming album is set to release on June 27th 2020 in honour of its 10th anniversary.

Check out Toro Y Moi’s cover of Joe Bataan’s “Ordinary Guy” below.