Canadian jizz jazz singer, Mac DeMarco, has revealed "No Other Heart" from his forthcoming mini-LP Another One. Set to drop in September, the follow up to the instrumental, Some Other Ones, continues to receive favorable reviews from critics since its premature leak earlier this month. Christened as the "Bill Murray of indie rock" by The Wall Street Journal, his brand of "breezy summer rock" is accessible yet unique. As illustrated by the spike in coverage dedicated to Captured Tracks' rising star, it is clear that DeMarco (for better or worse) is being embraced by the mainstream.
The genius behind his instrumentation seems to lie in his approach. "I found some kind of weird trail that was a little less trodden on," he stated in a recent profile with The Wall Street Journal. "The things I play are very simple-basic chords that any guitar player could play. But the form and style is the real touch. Playing the instrument in a discernible way is probably the most important thing you can do to stand out."
Mellow chords bend alongside well executed chords and unabashed lyrics. "No Other Heart" is sweet yet brooding with just enough introspection to keep the track from being trite or cliché. Comprised of straightforward yet intimate lines, the track's appeal lies in its honest lines and instrumentation. In the same thematic vein of "The Way You'd Love Her," "Another One" and "I've Been Waiting For Her," "No Other Heart" showcases DeMarco's songwriting chops by way of memorable hooks and swoon-worthy melodicism. As the release date for Another One approaches, DeMarco's "odd and simple songs" continue to charm listeners.
A quick listen to "No Other Heart" proves why.