(Captured Tracks; 2015)
At one time, DeMarco’s videos on YouTube barely had 10,000 views. Now, he’s selling out venues around the world. The pop star’s latest album is punctuated by easy synth beats and DeMarco’s hillbilly-style vocals. Slightly similar to Beck’s early work, Mac greets you with meaningful but innocent lyrics. DeMarco is all about hope and love in his new tunes with lyrics such as: “If it’s so/then come on give this lover boy a try/I’ll put the sparkle right back in your eyes/What could you lose?” in “No Other Heart.” The song “I’ve Been Waiting for Her” has a summer vibe to it, with a galloping rhythm and the classic high-pitched tones that made DeMarco the unique performer he is today. “Another One” is a hearty ballad that’ll seduce synth-pop lovers with sensitive feelings, but is not quite melodramatic. The mini-LP only has eight songs—that’s the only downside.
Trial track: “Another One”