Toro y Moi have shared “Ordinary Pleasure,” the second single from their forthcoming album Outer Peace, out Jan. 18, 2019, through Carpark Records.
“Ordinary Pleasure” follows the blocky electronics of “Freelance” with a wash of tribal drums and rainy atmospherics. According to a press release, much of Outer Peace was written after Chaz Bear returned to the Bay Area following a year-long retreat to Portland, Ore., where he was “surrounded by the solace of nature.” “Ordinary Pleasure” feels closer to that state of mind than the frenetic “Freelance” did. It’s the same slippery funk we’ve come to expect, but it feels like it comes from a wellspring of, fittingly, inner peace.
Listen to “Ordinary Pleasure” below and check out Toro y Moi’s 2010 Daytrotter Session further down. Revisit the details of Outer Peace right here.