Mac DeMarco is in no rush to release a follow-up to last year’s album This Old Dog, he revealed when discussing new material with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1.
However, DeMarco, who has been teasing new music in recent weeks and released a collaboration with Nashville-based musician Melanie Faye, has confirmed that there’ll be more new music soon despite “taking it a little breezy” at the moment.
“I’m always writing and recording little things all over the place – nothing cohesive like a project or anything but yeah it’s my hobby,” DeMarco explained.
“I’ll wake up, head to the garage and just toot around for most of the day…I mean I always have some songs – I don’t really know if they’d make an album.”
“I’m just happy to write stuff and in the past it was always like, ‘I’ve got a month between this year of touring and next year of touring so I’m going to make an album right now!’. I could still schedule my tours like that still but I think then I’d be in worse repair then I already am!”
“I’m just taking it a little breezy. I’ll have music soon, I don’t know what it’ll be like.”
DeMarco, who also shared a set of new songs in a new video posted on YouTube titled ‘Met Gala – Red Carpet 7 inch’ – in honour of the Met Gala, went on to talk about how his previous album never made it to release.
This Old Dog, which was wildly celebrated by his cult fans, almost became a burden for DeMarco, he explained: “That record for me, a lot of it was written a year before it came out so I figured I’d already breathed with it. When I first wrote those songs I was like ‘Hell no am I putting these out!’”
“A lot of the stuff on that was kinda like my diary more than it had been before and I didn’t really know if people wanted to hear this crap. But then I came to terms with it and was like, this is important for me to do.”