Toro y Moi, Kevin Abstract and Lev Unite For ‘Heaven’

Tune in now...

Toro y Moi links with Kevin Abstract and Lev on new song ‘Heaven’.

CLASH actually caught up with the BROCKHAMPTON founder for a cover interview last year, and he mentioned a few collaborations – including some work with Toro y Moi.

As it turns out, the results have arrived online sooner than we anticipated. ‘Heaven’ merges bedroom pop with indie and electronic production, utilising an interpolation of Broken Social Scene’s ‘Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl’ in the process.

Toro y Moi helms the song, and he’s joined by Kevin Abstract and Lev. The producer comments…

As a musician, you’ll occasionally hear stories about these songs the songwriter said, “…Just came out of thin air.” Or they were written in a matter of minutes or hours – they just have a nonchalant magic to them. ‘Heaven’ was just that. It was my first day of the ‘Hole Erth’ sessions at Different Fur in San Francisco.

I asked Grace Coleman, the engineer to open a random session from a batch of demos from my studio. Within an hour of opening the session I found myself wrapping a second verse and it occured to me I might have a song worth finishing. It was a moment of literally letting go of these songs and into someone else’s hands (and computer) and taking on the song writer role fully, no thinking about production or the mix and just listening to my thoughts.

I ultimately found myself writing about moments of processing and realizing that the journey of the musician is a constant practice, paying attention to one aspect only allows room for something to slip away. How does one make a decision when the options presented are all poetically polarising?

Tune in now.

Toro y Moi’s new album ‘Hole Erth’ is out on September 6th.

Photo Credit: India Sleem

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