Montreal native singer-songwriter Jesse Mac Cormack will release his mesmerizing new album, Now, May 3 on Secret City Records. Today, he reveals new album cut “Give A Chance”. The song is featured on NPR All Songs Considered and the companion video debuted at NPR today as well. This follows lead single “No Love Go” which has acquired over 600,000 streams.
With rope as a metaphor, the Frédérique Bérubé directed “Give A Chance” video depicts the universal journey and decisions individuals face as they are met with the hurdles and roadblocks of life. “My initial goal was to write a song using African ternary rhythm in order to create a trance in concert,” shares Jesse. “The lyrics are about the birth and death of relationships, how you must let them go when seasons change, when it’s time to look for new paths. There is no shortcut for those things. You have to go through them.”
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.
Multi-talented, Jesse also produced all the volumes of Helena Deland‘s acclaimed “Altogether Unaccompanied,” as well as Emilie Kahn and others. 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.
Jesse Mac Cormack has just announced new U.S. tour dates, set to captivate audiences throughout North America and Europe to follow. Full list of tour dates here.