Chaz Bear teases his seventh solo studio album under Toro Y Moi set to release in February 2022. Toro first teased his return in Fall 2021 with an official announcement of joining the Dead Oceans roster--among artists such as Khruangbin, Mitski, and Pheobe Bridgers--and an impending album release in Spring 2022. On January 24, 2022, Dead Oceans posted on social media a teaser trailer to track "Postman" directed by Kid. Studio and a myriad of clues pointing towards the new album's title and tracklist. Another trailer was released on January 25 saying the video for "Postman" would be released the following day, again with more clues pointing toward 'Mahal' as the project title. After 3 years since releasing 'Outer Peace', Toro has has collaborated and participated on various projects, such as a collab-EP under his Les Sins moniker with AceMo titled 'C'Mon Les Go', making an appearance on KennyBeats' Youtube show, The Cave, in January 2022, and released the instrumentals from his first two studio albums, 'Causers Of This' and 'Underneath the Pine'.