It’s been almost two weeks since we lost the legendary Prince, and in that time we’ve had countless heartfelt tributes from the likes of Frank Ocean, Lenny Kravtiz, Elton John and of course many, many more. Last week, Canadian Mac Demarco joined the list, taking to Instagram to say, “We lost a true hero of mine the other day. Although it’s sad, I’m sure he’s ripping a hot solo right now in the next dimension. RIP. Got a treat in his honor coming soon.” Well, it’s that time folks.
The Jizz-Jazz pioneer has today released his tribute, a sensual cover of It’s Gonna Be Lonely, the final track on Prince’s 1979 self titled album. The performance just screams the classic Mac we all know and love; especially when he hits those high notes. The video is no different, filmed for Pitchfork TV by director Jim Larson, it features the typical weirdness you would expect; a beautiful New York sunset with a man in a leather mask just bopping, dancing and waving his arms around in the background. It’s truly art, and definitely is a beautiful tribute to late musical genius.
The facts of Prince’s death are still being determined, but one this is for sure. The world lost a lot of magic when he left it.