Jesse Mac Cormack / Returns With New Music & Debut Album News
Jesse Mac Cormack has announced he will release his debut album, ‘Now’ on May 3rd via Secret City Records. In addition to the album’s announcement comes a mesmerizing and moody video for the first single 'No Love Go’. The video features striking choreography that mimics the song’s message around the fragility and flow of relationships. Alongside the promise of new material, Jesse Mac Cormack has also today announced new tour dates for North America and Europe. Full list of all shows are below.
Watch / Share ‘No Love Go’ via YouTube HERE.
Director Frédérique Bérubé explains her inspiration behind the 'No Love Go' video: “Popping is a dance whose principle is rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the muscles. Those muscle contractions follow the beat of the song and are embellished by a mime technique imitating the movements of a robot. The lyrics of 'No Love Go' describe the dysfunctional relationship of a couple who will soon break up. I decided to step out of the ‘street’ context often associated with the movement to create real ‘battles,’ via a dysfunctional relationship unfolding in various everyday rooms."
Mixed by Matt Wiggins in the UK (Adele, London Grammar, Lorde, U2), Jesse Mac Cormack’s debut album ‘Now' is a work of ardent, kaleidoscopic art-rock that is at once a dazzling premiere and the culmination of a meticulous five-year evolution. Over the course of three EPs - 2014's 'Music for the Soul', 2015's ‘Crush' and 2016's 'After the Glow' - Jesse has gathered accolades and refined his vision, nourishing a songwriting talent that is lavish and undaunted.
Whereas Jesse's earlier work drew heavily from folk and roots-rock, the songs on ‘Now' are prismatic and forward-facing, recalling the adventurous pop of Tame Impala, Talk Talk and Perfume Genius.
The record’s landscape is the open space of the Mojave desert. Death Valley has long loomed large in Jesse’s lyrical imagery and is omnipresent in many visual aspects of Now. For some, albums are statements: the summation of who you are and what you want. For others, they’re documents: the recording of a particular moment in time, before it fades away. ‘Now' is somehow both: a statement of principles and a blink of the eye; painstaking songcraft and an acknowledgment of flow. “If you succeed at being yourself, nothing can stop you,” Jesse says. At 30 years old, Jesse Mac Cormack is gathering the world around him.
A home-studio wizard and blazing guitarist with over 7 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, he is also a noted producer in his own right having produced all the volumes of Helena Deland's acclaimed 'Altogether Unaccompanied' amongst others.
JESSE MAC CORMACK INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
Feb 14 Sainte Thérèse QC @ Théâtre Lionel Groulx *
Feb 15 Cowansville QC @ Auditorium Massey-Vanier *
Feb 20 Quebec City QC @ Palais Montcalm *
Feb 21 Chicoutimi QC @ Théâtre Banque National *
Feb 22 Valleyfield QC @ Café Chez Rose *
Mar 01 Toronto ON @ Mod Club Theatre *
Mar 02 Terrebonne QC @ Le Moulinet #
Mar 08 Montreal QC @ Théâtre Corona*
May 22 London UK @ The Waiting Room
May 24 Paris FR @ Le Pop-up du Label
May 26 Hamburg DE @ Nochtwache
May 28 Winterthur CH @ Albani
May 29 Koln DE @ Blue Shell
May 31 Berlin DE @ Privatclub
* w/ The Barr Brothers
# w/ Kandle
1. Give A Chance
2. No Love Go
5. Ever Go On
8. To The End
10. Nothing Lasts
Pre-order ‘No Love Go’ HERE.