Juan Wauters gets real with Mac Demarco on new single

The single comes from Wauters forthcoming LP Real Life Situations, released 30th April.
Posted: 3 February 2021 Words: John Bell Photos: Joe Bird

Indie jokesters Juan Wauters and Mac Demarco have partnered for 'Real', the first offering from Wauters' upcoming full-length Real Life Situations, which will will be released on 30th April via Captured Tracks, and also feature cameos from the likes of Cola Boyy, Homeshake and Air Waves. 'Real' is as endearingly bizarre as you'd imagine from the pair, featuring spoken word passages and plenty of vocoder. 

Here's what the Uruguay-born singer-songwriter had to say about the track: "Mac and I met in 2013 when our label Captured Tracks (we were both on the label then) thought it would be a good idea that we meet and do a song. We met and recorded Beatles songs. The tape machine we were working with broke and the songs were never recovered. After that, we never collaborated in any serious way. When I reached out to Mac about the new project I was doing, he was down since the beginning. I happened to be going to LA so we did it at his studio. Mac provided a really safe place to bounce ideas off of each other. We tried a lot of new things and we ended up with this track so special. The song put an end to that awaited collaboration that was the initial impulse behind us meeting and forming a friendship that stood in time."

The track is accompanied by a video that sees the duo frolicking on bikes and horseback, which you can see below. 

Real Life Situations tracklisting: 

1. A JPW Headspace 2020
2. Monsoon (with Homeshake)
3. Sentimiento Queens
4. Locura
5. Ventana
6. Presentation (with Nick Hakim & Benamin)
7. Unity (with Cola Boyy)
8. Real (with Mac DeMarco)
9. Keep Cool
10. Carmina Pensá
11. A Peter Pan Donuts Conversation
12. Lion Dome (with Air Waves)
13. JPW Talking
14. Acordes (with Tall Juan)
15. Bailando
16. Estás Escuchando (with El David Aguilar)
17. Crack Dabbling
18. A JPW Theme Song
19. Yendo
20. Powder
21. NY Weaz

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