Chaz Bundick is no stranger to genre-hopping and blending, and “Empty Nesters” (quite the departure from Toro Y Moi‘s glo-fi origins) is the perfect retort to anyone who feels the need to pigeonhole the writer/producer/singer as a chillwave staple. It’s a jangly pop-rock jam that feels as carefree as the moment you strip off your winter layers and slip into summertime clothes for the first time.
The video, directed by Bundick himself and which premiered over at Pitchfork yesterday, shows him borrowing morbid themes from Flying Lotus and Panda Bear’s latest records, as he gets chased by the Grim Reaper and wanders aimlessly through a cemetery. Who knew contemplating your mortality could be so much fun?
What For? is out April 7 via Carpark Records