Mac DeMarco has announced a new album called This Old Dog, which is set for release on 5th May as the follow-up to his 2015 mini-album Another One.
To go along with the album’s announcement, DeMarco has also shared two gorgeous new songs from the release — ‘My Old Man’ and ‘This Old Dog’ — which you can stream below.
DeMarco finished This Old Dog after moving from Queens, New York, to Los Angeles. In a statement, the singer-songwriter says the moving process affected the album’s creation.
“I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quickly. But then I realized that moving to a new city, and starting a new life takes time,” DeMarco says.
“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.
“The majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesizer, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new thing for me.
“This is my acoustic album, but it’s not really an acoustic album at all. That’s just what it feels like, mostly. I’m Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record.”
DeMarco teased news of a new album in December last year, popping some “#champers” and telling fans he had “just finished” a “new disc”.
Catch the cover art and tracklist for This Old Dog, alongside two new tracks from the release, below.
Listen: Mac DeMarco – ‘This Old Dog’
Listen: Mac DeMarco – ‘My Old Man’
‘This Old Dog’ Tracklist
01 My Old Man
02 This Old Dog
03 Baby You’re Out
04 For the First Time
05 One Another
06 Still Beating
08 Dreams From Yesterday
09 A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes
10 One More Love Song
11 On the Level
12 Moonlight on the River
13 Watching Him Fade Away