Rising slacker rock icon Mac DeMarco added to the buzz surrounding the release of his mini-LP Another One by sharing a cover of Eric Clapton's "Change The World." Originally featured on the soundtrack for Phenomenon, which featured John Travolta, the track's tempo seamlessly fits the NYC songwriter's aesthetic despite its slightly sentimental lyricism.
DeMarco's rendition opens with twangy riffs and slightly washed out vocals. A considerably more minimal approach towards Clapton's ballad, this new rendering of the heartfelt track is, much like his mini-LP and Salad Days, melodically mellow and charming with ease.
Featured on the tracklist for The Editorial Magazine's debut cassette tape compilation, DeMarco's chilled out riff on Clapton appears alongside songs by Juan Waters, Blood Orange, Blue Hawaii, and others. Available for purchase via The Editorial Magazine's website, the cassette, titled Editorial & Friends is bound to become a collector's item, especially for his forever-growing fan base.
Captured Tracks' resident jizz jazz artist makes the most of this familiar tune, making the original track's sugary sweet emotives more digestible and somehow more sincere. It is evident that between secret shows, BBQ listening parties, new releases, and coffee dates, DeMarco knows how to keep fans happy.
Listen to "Change the World" below.
View the Tracklisting for Editorial & Friends below:
01. Blood Orange - Too happy Edit 1 Jan 2015
02. Candles - Push On
03. Blue Hawaii - Sunsihines (Whitecastle Demo)
04. GG Love - yeah yeah demo
05. Doldrums - Dive Deep pt. 1
06. Jerry Paper - The Infinite Smooch
07. Wetface ft. GG Love - All I Wanna Say
08. Mozart's Sister - 700€GEN
01. Sean Nicholas Savage - The Rat #1 (demo)
02. White Poppy - Crusin
03. Mac DeMarco - Change the World
04. Andy Boay - Forever Live in Brooklyn
05. Walter TV - Peace and Love
06. Juan Waters - Eschuo Mucho (live in NYC)
07. Gal Gracen - Turquoise Rings
08. TOPS - Sleepwaleker (demo)
09. Weyes Blood - Names of Stars