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Toro y Moi says he “wanted to flip out some Filipino culture for fans” with new album ‘Mahal’

ByScott Ng

Apr 28, 2022

Toro y Moi has spoken on how his Filipino heritage influenced his new record ‘Mahal’ – particularly the Jeepney that is central to the album. In an interview with MusicTech ahead of the release of ‘Mahal’ this Friday (April 29), Toro y Moi – real name Chaz Bear – explained that he had originally envisioned using his jeepney, a vehicle that is a common form of public transportation in the Philippines, to reach out to fans.
‘I was like ‘well, we’re not playing in venues anytime soon so what if we just bring the record to the people?” he told the publication.