Mac DeMarco Clarifies That He's Not Retiring, Is Planning a New Album
"Perhaps I've retired from the way things used to be"
Published Jun 08, 2023Mac DeMarco has been distancing himself from the rat race of the music industry lately, and in 2022 he told an audience, "After this tour, there's nothing on the books. So who knows, maybe I'll never be back. I'm not trying to be cheap with that — I'm being serious." This has led some fans to believe that DeMarco is retiring, but he has now clarified that he's not quitting music, and is currently planning a new album.
There are numerous threads about DeMarco's alleged retirement on Reddit, and he addressed them directly in an appearance on Emma Chamberlain's Spotify podcast, anything goes with emma chamberlain.
"I think I said some stuff on stage during the August run, which has made a lot of kids online think that I have retired," he said. "Which is like — no, I haven't. But, perhaps — and I thought of this only this morning — perhaps I've retired from the way things used to be. Perhaps."
He further said that, having emptied his demos folder on the recent One Wayne G mega-album, he is able to plot his next move: "I can walk forward in peace, unburdened, and make my next [album]. I've got a new idea for another album. It's going to be good."
This new album won't be released anytime soon. He said, "I don't know when it will come out — probably not for a long time." But rest assured, fans: there will be a new album, and DeMarco definitely hasn't retired.
Exclaim! spoke with DeMarco earlier this year. He discussed his step back from the music industry machine, saying, "How indie rock looks nowadays? It's ridiculous! Everybody's just trying to squeeze a buck out of something."