Jesse Mac Cormack Announces ‘Now’ LP Out 5/3 on Secret City Records, 1st Single/Video “No Love Go” + International Tour

Today, Montreal native singer-songwriter Jesse Mac Cormack announced his new album, Now, out May 3 on Secret City RecordsExclaim! premiered the mesmerizing, moody video this morning for debut single “No Love Go,” featuring popping dancers whose movements mimic the song’s message around the fragility and flow of relationships.

Jesse Mac Cormack has announced new tour dates, set to captivate audiences throughout North America and Europe. Full list of tour dates below and here.

Listen “No Love Go” HERE

Mixed by Matt Wiggins in the UK (Adele, London Grammar, Lorde, U2),Jesse Mac Cormack’s new 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 that is lavish and undaunted. Whereas Jesse’s earlier work drew heavily from folk and roots-rock – Les Inrocks called him the “new hero of modern folk” – 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 – “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. 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.

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.

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 likePatrick Watson, The Barr Brothers and Cat Power. Multi-talented, Jesse also produced all the volumes of Helena Deland‘s acclaimed “Altogether Unaccompanied,” as well as Emilie Kahn and others.

Jesse Mac Cormack Tour Dates

* w/ The Barr Brothers

# w/ Kandle

2/14: Sainte Thérèse QC @ Théâtre Lionel Groulx *

2/15: Cowansville QC @ Auditorium Massey-Vanier *

2/20: Quebec City QC @ Palais Montcalm *

2/21: Chicoutimi QC @ Théâtre Banque National *

2/22: Valleyfield QC @ Café Chez Rose *

3/1: Toronto ON @ Mod Club Theatre *

3/2: Terrebonne QC @ Le Moulinet #

3/08: Montreal QC @ Théâtre Corona*

5/22: London UK @ The Waiting Room

5/24: Paris FR @ Le Pop-up du Label

5/26: Hamburg DE @ Nochtwache

5/28: Winterthur CH @ Albani

5/29: Koln DE @ Blue Shell

5/31: Berlin DE @ Privatclub

Now Tracklist

1. Give A Chance

2. No Love Go

3. Stay

4. Now

5. Ever Go On

6. Passageway

7. Sunday

8. To The End

9. Hurricane

10. Nothing Lasts

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