Five Minutes With: Electronic Musician Jesse Mac Cormack

Jesse Mac Cormack delivers a versatile sound that strikes a perfect balance between the softness of his voice, the fervour of his lyrics, and electronic flourishes, alternately subtle and ready to ignite the dance floor.

In 2022, Jesse Mac Cormack took an ambitious turn with his second album, “SOLO,” which distinguishes itself from his previous works through a more electronic, refined, and maximalist production. The EP “SOLO_2” revisits some of his songs, amplifying this new direction even further. Throughout 2023, the artist introduced some refreshing and dance-worthy singles, including “Settle & Fly” with Gabrielle Shonk, “All Mine,” and “Come Home.”

Versatile in his talents, Jesse Mac Cormack has produced all volumes of the acclaimed “Altogether Unaccompanied” by Helena Deland, as well as albums for Rosie Valland, Philippe Brach, Sara-Danielle, Lonny, and many others. His approach has been shaped by remarkable encounters and collaborations with artists such as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Cat Power, Half Moon Run, and CRi.

Jesse Mac Cormack


Jesse Mac Cormack





# of Albums:

2 LPs, 4 EPs

Latest Album:

Latest LP – SOLO, Latest EP – SOLO_2

Latest Single:

Hold Him (ft. Gabrielle Shonk)

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Beatles, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Jean Leloup

Favourite musician now:

Daphni, The Vernon Spring

Guilty pleasure song:

Passion Fruit by Drake

Live show ritual:

Hummmmmm….. Push Ups

Favourite local musician:


EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Road or studio?

Studio and road, hehe

Any shows or albums coming up?

Small tour in March including a Montreal date at Bar Le Ritz PDB on March 28

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | TikTok | Youtube | Spotify


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?


What is your favourite street in your city and why?

My favourite street in the city has to be Clark Street in the Mile End. It holds a special charm, particularly during the serene beauty of summer. The tranquillity of the surroundings, coupled with the mix of old houses and vibrant young families, creates a unique atmosphere.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

I will say the Van Horne skate park is where I hang the most as I am such a skateboard fan. I just love to hang and watch people do tricks and quietly comment and judge their skills.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

My favourite music venue in the city has to be Café Cleopatre! Few places have such a unique character, decor, and ambience. It’s like stepping into a movie scene.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

I will say MOOG because there are so many synths and I just want to touch them all.


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