Mac DeMarco’s fourth studio album, Here Comes the Cowboy, is out today, May 10, via Mac’s Record Label. Our Song of the Day is the languid strummer “All Of Our Yesterday.”
The nostalgic single sees DeMarco reminisce on life but instead of with sadness, it’s written with fond retrospection and a reminder that even though those days are gone, there are so many more days ahead to look forward to.
“And that don't mean your dream is over/ And that don’t make your heart beat slower/ Such a shame to complain/ When all of our yesterdays have gone away,” he sings. DeMarco previously explained the influences behind the song in this statement:
"Hi everybody, Mac here. Here’s my new song, it’s called ‘All Of Our Yesterdays.’ This was the first song I wrote in the sequence of songs that appear on my new record. Most of the rest of the songs were written in November right before we went on tour in Europe, but this one’s probably from about seven or eight months before that.
"I left it sitting with only one verse done for a long time, then finished it up while I was writing the rest of the record. The phrase ‘all of our yesterdays’ comes from the play Macbeth. Also I think there’s a Star Trek episode from 1969 with the same title; very cool.
"I had just seen a documentary about Oasis before writing this song, and I was trying to write a gigantic rock and roll hit with my renewed love for the band. I didn’t really get close to that at all, but I’m happy with the song that came out hahahahaha. I hope you enjoy, have a nice day. See ya later."
Here Comes the Cowboy follows 2017’s This Old Dog. DeMarco will play a three-night stint in Seattle this weekend, May 11-13 at the Showbox SoDo, with a special performance at the KEXP Gathering Space on Monday, May 13 at noon. It’s free and open to the public. Below, watch DeMarco’s KEXP in-studio performance from 2017.
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Clovers" by Barrie, from the 2019 album Happy to Be Here on Winspear Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Shape" by Julia Shapiro, from the 2019 album Perfect Version on Hardly Art.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Still Exist" by Necking, from the 2019 album Cut Your Teeth on Mint Records.