Toro y Moi and Eric Andre Go On a Joyride in New Short Film

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To coincide with the release of new Toro y Moi album Mahal, the musician has teamed up with Eric Andre for short film Goes by So Fast.

Toro y Moi and Eric Andre take a wild ride in new short film Goes by So Fast. As a companion project to Toro’s new album Mahal, the Harry Israelson-directed will premiere at a Brain Dead Studios on April 22nd in Los Angeles. Under his moniker Chaz Bear, Toro will also DJ during the premiere, while behind-the-scenes footage of the film will also debut.

In the psychedelic trailer for Goes by So Fast, Eric and Toro embark on a journey in their ‘Mahal’-themed Jeepney, based on the popular form of transportation in the Philippines, where the latter’s parents are from.

“Chaz, you’re my co-pilot. You always have been and always will be,” Eric says in the trailer while he’s at the wheel.

As creative director for Primary Colors Studios, Israelson is also a longtime collaborator of Toro, directing his previous music videos for “You and I”, “Say That” and “Freelance.”

In a recent interview with NME, Toro spoke about writing his new album during the COVID pandemic. “You can assume that every artist is probably going to write about COVID; but I didn’t want ‘Mahal’ to remind you of dark times. I had a lot of time to really come up with a plan and think of something fun and smart for this rollout.”

Mahal releases April 29th via Dead Oceans. Check out the tracklist below.

01 “The Medium” (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
02 “Goes By So Fast”
03 “Magazine” (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
04 “Postman”
05 “The Loop”
06  “Last Year”
07 “Mississippi”
08 “Clarity” (feat. Sofie)
09 “Foreplay”
10 “Déjà Vu”
11 “Way Too Hot”
12 “Millennium” (feat. The Mattson 2)
13 “Days in Love”

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