Step Into the Mind of Toro y Moi In His Latest Music Video ‘50-50’

Mae Hamilton
Mar 12,2019
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Toro y Moi goes for a different sound and look in the music video for "50-50." (Courtesy of Carpark Records)Toro y Moi goes for a different sound and look in the music video for "50-50." (Courtesy of Carpark Records)



Chaz Bear aka Toro y Moi just dropped the music video for his song “50-50” from his 2019 album “Outer Peace.” As Bear wanders through a barren desert, a place that feels like it’s located somewhere in between a dream and a nightmare, he stumbles into a sudden rainstorm, finds a parachute and is haunted by a mysterious silver skull mask. His autotuned lyrics, electronic snare beats and hazy synths (which possibly signal a subtle artistic shift away from his usual electronic chillwave formula) match the video’s striking visuals. “50-50” was directed by Justin Morris and Colin Matsui, who previously worked on Bear’s “Omaha.” “50-50’s” music video follows the release of “Ordinary Pleasure” and a 23-minute long Dropbox project dubbed “Soul Trash.”

Catch Toro y Moi at one of his upcoming shows:

March 22 – New Orleans @ BUKU Music + Art Project
March 24 – Boise – Treefort Music Fest
April 19 – Brooklyn – Good Room – SOLD OUT
April 20 – Washington – U Street Music Hall – SOLD OUT
April 17 – Tequila, Mexico – Akamba Festival
April 25 – Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorio Blackberry
May 8-13 – Bakersfield – Lightning in a Bottle
May 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – Lisboa Ao Vivo
May 23 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
May 24-25 – Madrid, Spain – Tomavistas Festival
May 26 – London, UK – All Points East
May 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
June 1 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
June 2 – Paris, France – We Love Green
June 15 – Berkeley – The Greek Theatre
June 16 – Los Angeles – Hollywood Bowl
July 26 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival ’19