Mac DeMarco – “Change The World” (Eric Clapton Cover)

Mac DeMarco’s brand new mini-album Another One is just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped the ever-prolific Canadian from recording other new music. DeMarco contributed a cover song to The Editorial Magazine’s first-ever cassette tape release. The release also features songs from artists like Blood Orange, Blue Hawaii, Weyes Blood, White Poppy and plenty of others, so it’s well worth picking up here. For now, though, listen to DeMarco’s take on Eric Clapton’s contribution to the Phenomenal soundtrack, the three-time Grammy-winner “Change The World.” This song features one of the best lines about the sun on any song ever: “I will be the sunlight in your universe.” That’s quite the endeavor, and though Clapton didn’t write the song, it’s up there with some of the most heartfelt lines on “Tears In Heaven.” DeMarco does the thing justice, especially since the loved-up vibes are on the same wavelength as the moony ballads on his own new record. He channels all that sweetness into this lo-fi rendition, even adding his own tangled solo toward the end — Clapton would definitely approve. Listen.

Editorial & Friends 001 is available for pre-order here.