Mac DeMarco is back with another single from his forthcoming album Salad Days. This one’s called “Brother” and it’s a slower take on the winning DeMarco formula. “Take it slowly, brother / Let it go now, brother,” Mac sings calmly over intricate, warm guitarwork and a funky bassline. It’s often on the slower songs that he is able to say some surprisingly insightful things. In this case it’s offering advice for the dreamers out there to not get lost in a 9 to 5 world. Mac DeMarco is not a 9 to 5 kind of guy — if that wasn’t obvious — and how can we resist? His goofy charm oozes out of the song whether it’s the expletive that opens it (an exasperated “Shit”) or the unabashedly loopy falsetto that ends it. If all work and no play makes Mac a dull boy, then no one needs to worry, slacking has never sounded better.
Listen to “Brother” below, and look out for Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, out April 1st on Captured Tracks.
STREAM: Mac DeMarco – “Brother”