Next Friday sees the release of Mac DeMarco’s third full-length album, This Old Dog via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.
And after hearing ‘On The Level,’ ‘This Old Dog,’ and ‘My Old Man, what better way to get a final peek of This Old Dog before hearing the whole darn thing than through one of the album’s most soulful numbers – ‘One More Love Song.’
As Mac told Sirius XMU who premiered the track, “Sometimes [love songs] come from a specific place, but in a lot of instances they could just be plucked out of the air. Have you ever been in love then out of love? There’s a whole gamut of emotions that come with that changing of the guard. And you don’t forget them, ‘cause they suck, or they rock, and you don’t forget things that rock or suck. So, maybe you pluck from something a long time ago, and the great thing is that everyone understands.”
It was a little space—in time, location (he moved from Queens to Los Angeles), and method—that inspired DeMarco while making This Old Dog.
Arriving in California with a grip of demos he’d written in New York, he realised after a few months of setting up his new shop that the gap was giving him perspective.
DeMarco says, “I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quick. But then I realised that moving to a new city, and starting a new life takes time. Usually I just write, record, and put it out; no problem. But this time, I wrote them and they sat. When that happens, you really get to know the songs. It was a different vibe.”
All iTunes pre-orders come with Instrumentals of This Old Dog and instant downloads of ‘My Old Man‘, ‘This Old Dog‘, and ‘On The Level‘.