"Say That" - Toro Y Moi
A good deal of the drive behind Toro y Moi’s most recent album, Anything in Return, lay in the challenge of creating a pop record that wasn’t “processed and bubblegum.” And, you know, I think Chaz Bundick got a real handle on that. The solution, it seems, is to funk up the beat and play with the bass more than your usual superstar. Oh, and mellow those vocals. No divas here.
Also, the video for “Say That” is so unbelievably dorky that it propels itself into endearing. Good luck figuring out that mix, Lady Gaga.