Mac DeMarco, sweetheart slacker-pop artist, has revealed plans for a new album Here Comes The Cowboy due out on May 10th.
The album will mark the Canadian native’s fourth full-length studio release, the follow up to This Old Dog in 2017.
The artist also shared a track from the project, called ‘Nobody’ and a video to accompany it.
The downtempo track hears DeMarco battling with a sense of existentialism with Lou Reed-esque sense of humour, opening with the lines “I’m a preacher/A done decision/Another creature/Has lost its vision”.
Plus, there’s some serious Lizard makeup going on in the video.
It’s a bit of a slow burner, but the track grows with repeated listens. DeMarco’s transition from the Pepperoni Playboy persona to more pensive subject matter hasn’t been smooth. This Old Dog marked a significant change in subject matter and tone for DeMarco. Despite its ambition, the album was definitely the artist’s most underwhelming release to date.
Here’s hoping Here Comes The Cowboy blows our mind.
Mac plays the Iveagh Gardens on July 14th. Tickets, at €46+, are on sale now here.