TOLEDO Share Title Track “How It Ends” Ahead of Debut LP

September 20, 2022
TOLEDO Share Title Track “How It Ends” Ahead of Debut LP

Today, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based fringe indie folk-rock band TOLEDO have released the title track of their debut LP How It Ends, which is set to release this Friday, Sept. 23 via Grand Jury Music. The track marks the fourth shared off the project following “Flake,” “Climber,” and “Leopard Skin” and was produced by Jay Som’s Melina Duterte.

“How It Ends” further showcases the emotional vulnerability and self-awareness of TOLEDO’s Jordan Dunn-Pilz and Dan Álvarez de Toledo. On the track, Dunn-Pilz recalls the difficulties of his mother’s experience with romantic relationships as he was growing up and unpacks his own questions about love that resulted from those experiences. Much like the previous singles the band has shared, the result is a deeply personal yet vastly comprehensible song.

“Watching my mother struggle in love, it planted a seed deep down that keeps me afraid of love and hesitant about marriage. Even when things are going so well, there’s a looming tension in the back of my brain that suggests everything is going to fall apart eventually,” Dunn-Pilz shared in a press release. “How do you navigate love and relationships when you don’t have a clear example to follow? Is this the curse your parents leave you with?”

Dunn-Pilz bandmate and childhood friend Alvarez De Toledo spoke of working with Jay Som’s Duterte on “How It Ends.”

“Working with Melina of Jay Som, we tried to energize this song with piano, natural percussion, and cowbells. There happened to be two cowbells that were tuned (almost) perfectly in our Airbnb we were using as a makeshift recording studio.” 

TOLEDO will perform at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, N.Y. tomorrow to celebrate the upcoming release of their debut LP. Find tickets to the event here.

Listen to “How It Ends” below.