Although the original British series The Office concluded ten years ago, Ricky Gervais’s hard to watch character David Brent is still alive and well. Recently, Gervais has started a guitar tutorial series in the vein of this persona with original songs. “Slough,” a song about David Brent’s hometown, earned itself a hip fan with Toro y Moi.
One of the founders of the ubiquitous new genre known, somewhat unfortunately, as “chillwave,” Toro Y Moi layers heavy R&B influence beneath layers of reverbed-out haze. On upcoming EP Underneath the Pine, he pays tribute to those influences with a cover of Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal’s ‘80s hit “Saturday Love.”