Chaz Bear, aka Toro y Moi, officially released Goes By So Fast: A Mahal Film, a new short film starring himself and comedian Eric Andre. Directed by longtime collaborator Harry Israelson, the film brings the world of Mahal to life amidst a heat wave in beautiful San Francisco.
“Having worked with Chaz for over a decade, there’s been this natural evolution of our storytelling; with ‘Mahal,’ from day one we discussed a companion film. To me, the idea was to create a world around the record. So listeners could stick their heads inside the album cover itself and have a look around. Our challenge was to make a film that felt evocative of the album’s themes and lyrics and together I think we made something truly weird and unique.” – Harry Israelson
Chaz plays himself while Andre is Panther, a high-energy, sporadic, homemade horchata-drinking dog dad driving Chaz into the city. Goes By So Fast is a fun combination of fiction, documentary, animation, and concert film.
“Given the more serious themes of the record, Harry and I both felt it fitting to come up with something humorous and fun. I wanted to make something that humanized the music and hopefully myself in ways.” – Chaz Bear
The film, written by Israelson and Sidney Schleiff, first premiered at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles back in April. Mahal is the seventh studio album from Toro y Moi, his first since 2019’s Outer Peace. It features appearances from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sofie Royer, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and The Mattson 2.
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