Mac DeMarco or Voldemort? Mac takes on a new image with new single, Nobody
Nobody is the first tease from his long-awaited new album, Here Comes the Cowboy.
Words by Glenn Symmons.
Pairing Mac DeMarco’s sombre and lazy soft-rock jig with surreal visuals, comes the single, Nobody from his Here Comes the Cowboy album, scheduled to launch in mid-May 2019. Still, there is little wrapping one’s head around the interesting video. Armed with a cigar, a cowboy hat and a tonne of makeup, Mac recites the song lyrics as if he is a mixture between one of Icke’s reptilian cowboy’s and He Who Shall Not Be Named.
Nobody comes in with the type of low-muted beat that you just can sway to, with a gentle head bob. Despite the song itself fitting into the DeMarco repertoire perfectly with this sombre and lazy melody, the video intrigues, leaving the viewer to ask, “Why?”. When asked by Pitchfork, DeMarco said that “although there are those people who wear cowboy hats and do cowboy activities”, that “these aren’t the people I’m referring to.” Instead, he looks to aim “his only cowboy record” to the cowboys in his life… in which he considers to be a term of endearment.
Whatever is going through Mac and the art directors mind when developing the video to Nobody's cruisy beat, it certainly streamlines the idea that nobody really knows what the Canadian is going to do next. Regardless of how strange the video appears, we dig it and the song, as it wets our appetite for what’s to come. In Nobody, he sings that he’s “another creature” and we can’t help but agree. So check out the video and the upcoming track list below:
Here Comes The Cowboy Tracklist
1. Here Comes The Cowboy
3. Finally Alone
4. Little Dogs March
6. Choo Choo
8. Heart to Heart
9. Hey Cowgirl
10. On the Square
11. All of Our Yesterdays
12. Skyless Moon
13. Baby Bye Bye
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