Mac DeMarco covers James Taylor while a guy in a gimp mask wanders the woods – watch

The Canadian singer lends a creepiness to 'I Was A Fool To Care'

Mac DeMarco has uploaded a cover of James Taylor‘s ‘I Was A Fool To Care’, accompanied by a slightly unsettling video, to his YouTube account.

Recorded by the singer and his live keyboardist Jon Lent, the clip shows a man in some barren woodland, wearing a gimp mask shaped like a dog’s head, while lovingly admiring and caressing a picture of Taylor in his youth.

The description beneath the video reads: “Every now and then a doggie needs his sweet baby James. RIP Prince.”


Once the song ends, the man is seen with the mask pushed up so he can watch the ‘Deep Space Homer’ episode of The Simpsons, featuring Taylor and his “unique brand of bittersweet folk rock”, as dubbed by Buzz Aldrin in the scene.

Watch the whole video for ‘I Was A Fool To Care’ below:

Earlier this week DeMarco announced two London shows that will follow his Glastonbury festival appearance this summer.

The singer-songwriter will play Electric Brixton on June 27 and Koko in north London on June 28.

DeMarco’s UK dates in full are:


Somerset, Glastonbury Festival (June 22-26)
London, Electric Brixton (June 27)
London, Koko (June 28)