Since releasing What For? back in April, Toro Y Moi has been slowly dropping non-album tracks through Soundcloud. Each track thus far has offered a sound disparate from the LP’s chilled out tunes, like the trap-heavy “Room for 1Zone” and the hip-hop collaboration “2Late” with Kool A.D. and SAFE. That trend continues with his latest song, “That Instead of This”.
Unlike the other recent releases, “That Instead of This” is purely instrumental, and a cacophony of instruments at that. Gauzy drum machines thump high in the mix as they pick up speed while various electronic whirls and plinks slide about with nigh dissonance. It’s a score for a troubled evening, the kind that you just can’t shake no matter how you try. Check it out below.
While the song doesn’t continue the numerical order of “Room for 1Zone” and “2Late”, the track was posted with the same “#samantha” and image of a girl hiding her face (as seen above) that accompanied both previous releases. There’s also a note from Chad Bundick: “forgot to send this to mastering… :/”