Review: Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

Sonically, Mac Demarco’s latest album is firmly within his comfort zone, never straying too far from his usual brand of dreamy jangle pop. Yet where This Old Dog stands out from the rest of his discography is Demarco’s lyricism, which is more personal than ever. His relationship with his estranged father bookends the album, from the opening track ‘My Old Man’, in which Demarco fears that he increasingly resembles his father, to ‘Watching Him Fade Away’ where he attempts to reconcile his ambivalence as his father’s health fails – a fitting closer to an album concerned with change, longing, and death. Read more about Review: Mac Demarco – This Old Dog