TRACK REVIEW: Mac Demarco - On The Level

Mac Demarco’s third (and hopefully final) single off his upcoming junior album This Old Dog takes a musical approach a little to the left of his previous singles from the album. This track, having more in common with his 2015 EP Another One, borrows heavily from 80s smooth jazz. We are presented a with a loose drum machine track, a mellow synth pad, and smooth bass groove, complimented by the occasional lead synth that pops up around the hook. Lyrically Mac tackles some of his most introspective subjects yet, reminiscing and looking towards the future in terms of his life, family, and career. Of course none of this would be complete without a level of weirdness, that being the accompanying video released on Mac’s label Captured Tracks youtube. Expect This Old Dog to be released May 5th.

 

 

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