Jesse Mac Cormack / Releases Debut Album 'Now', European Tour Kicks Off In London Later In May
Today, Montreal native singer-songwriter-producer Jesse Mac Cormack releases his mesmerising debut album, ‘Now', via Secret City Records. ’Now’ has been praised by critics around the world with NPR stating Jesse crafts "hypnotic, folk-infused psychedelic pop with intention and precision", while Rolling Stone Germany have called the album "a fascinating debut”.
With the album's release today, Jesse has also shared the polychromatic music video for his intense new song 'Stay’.
Explaining the inspiration behind this single and its accompanying video, Jesse shares: “The beginning of the relationship. The fire, the passion. This really beautiful thing that doesn’t last. These are moments that mark us forever. Afterwards, life catches up to us. We fall back into the patterns that have been holding us back since our very first relationship. It’s tempting to constantly move on to another dream, as soon as the flame goes out.”
Watch / Share the official ‘Stay’ video via YouTube HERE.
The songs on ‘Now' are prismatic and forward-facing, recalling the adventurous pop of Tame Impala, Talk Talk and Perfume Genius. Mixed by Matt Wiggins in the UK (Adele, London Grammar, Lorde, U2), it is a work of ardent, kaleidoscopic art rock that is at once a dazzling premiere and the culmination of a meticulous five-year evolution. The record’s landscape is the open space of the Mojave Desert – “vast and weird,” the tranquil bed of what was once a teeming ocean. Death Valley has long loomed large in Jesse’s imaginary and is omnipresent in many visual aspects of Now.
A multi-talented, home-studio wizard and blazing guitarist with over 8 million streams, Jesse Mac Cormack was tapped to salute Stevie Ray Vaughan at last year's Montreal International Jazz Festival. His approach has been informed by years of collaboration - performing across North America and Europe with bands like Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers and Cat Power.
Jesse Mac Cormack is set to captivate audiences throughout the Europe, the U.S. and Canada with his upcoming tour dates, kicking off with a London headline show at The Waiting Room on 22nd May. Full international listings below.
JESSE MAC CORMACK INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
5.22 London, UK @ The Waiting Room
5.24 Paris, FR @ Le Pop-up du Label
5.25 Amsterdam, NT @ London Calling Festival
5.26 Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
5.28 Winterthur, CH @ Albani
5.29 Koln, DE @ Blue Shell
5.31 Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
6.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
6.12 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
6.13 Washington, DC @ The Pie Shop
6.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot (School Night)
6.19 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
6.21 Seattle, WA @ Timber Room
6.25 Toronto, ON @ Drake Underground (Massey Hall Presents)
6.28 Montréal, QC @ Club Soda (FIJM)
7.04-06 Chicoutimi, QC @ Festival La Noce
7.20 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC @ Le Festif!
8.8-10 Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
10.4 Frelighsburg, QC @ Beat & Betterave
10.5 Shawinigan, QC @ Le Trou du diable
10.11 Saint-Eustache, QC @ Petite Église
10.12 Lavaltrie, QC @ Café culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
10.25 Val Morin, QC @ Théâtre du Marais
10.26 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
Stream ‘Now’ in full / order the album HERE.