Mac DeMarco comments on TikTok’s impact on the music industry, calling it “very depressing”.
DeMarco’s comments were obtained in an interview with variety Asked about his new instrumental album, “Five Easy Hot Dogs,” if he’s grateful for breaking through the pre-TikTok era. He said his songs tend to do well on the platform, but that artists sometimes write music designed for success on TikTok or going viral there is how they make the most money. He said it was “strange” to think about.
“It’s very depressing. I think the problem with that is that the artist falls into a role where they’re like, ‘Well, I need those.’ No…but if you want to make money, I think you will,” he said. “I always like to build what I want and if the money comes in later that’s a bonus.
“Actually, a lot of my songs work really well on TikTok, but I didn’t have to think, ‘It should sound pretty good if I speed it up! “Will I get that bag or what? I don’t care how I want to live my life,” he continued.
DeMarco added that he has the impression that “kids don’t seem to like going on tour anymore.” Get a van with your friends and drive around, party every night, share music, see the weirdest parts of all cities, and meet other weird people. Is it?” please. “And now people are saying, ‘I’m so tired…’.
Next, he talked about “Five Easy Hot Dogs”. “That’s why it was so natural for me to make this record. It has its own weird little musical identity, no ‘slap’ and no ‘bangers.’ That’s exactly it. I like music. I love recording music. i love listening to music No need for extra luggage. Being alive is a very simple pleasure. Maybe I’m being a little too poetic…”
Yesterday (January 20th), “5 simple hot dogs” were released.