Toro y Moi, also known as Chaz Bear, has dropped a surprise, as he released the Soul Trash mixtape on full in all digital streaming platforms. The mixtape accompanied by a short film as well.
Soul Trash is comprised of 12 tracks, and it is assumed by the title tracks that many have been written over the last few years, with some dating back to 2015. Guest contributors include Old Grape God, Caleon Fox, and Elijah Kessler. The accompanying short film is directed by Laneya Billingsley, who uses the psychedelic music of Soul Trash as a soundtrack for the short film.
“Chaz Bear and I sought to create a vibrating immersive piece that mirrored the soft melancholic bounciness of the mixtape, making sure every delicate part was exactly how we envisioned,” Billingsley explains in a statement. “We wanted the video to feel like a sort of tour through internal rooms led by Chaz our tour guide, or soul guide if you will. She then adds, “With a handheld controller, grinning from ear to ear, Chaz navigates the turbulent internal atmosphere searching for each intangible floaty room buried within, each holding a different sound, feeling and sublime visual experience.”
Watch the short film for “Soul Trash” and listen to the mixtape below.
Lead photo courtesy of Jack Bool.