The single, entitled “A Cuckhold’s Refrain – Peppermint Patty,” was reportedly recorded two years ago in DeMarco’s garage, per Pitchfork, and was posted on Monday to a rarely-used YouTube channel. Alongside the two lead singers, the song features musical duo DOMi & JD Beck and Kansas-born pop artist Deaton Chris Anthony.
True to its name, “A Cuckhold’s Refrain” tells the story of a man forced to sleep in the shed after his wife takes on another lover. It’s unclear exactly what “Peppermint Patty” means, though that could be the alias of the group of musicians.
Lo-fi guitar and drums offer DeMarco and Jordan a laidback groovy backtrack over which they tell the humorous tale.
“I got the beef / You got the cheese / I’ll be the cuck / You be the tease,” Jordan sings.
“Now she’s gone / She’s out of my life / If I had known just one night would cuck me out of my own home / Who’d have thunk that I’d be all alone,” DeMarco joins in.
Jordan’s sophomore album, Valentine, was released in November 2021, while the last project fans have heard from Mac DeMarco was a collection of demos called Other Here Comes The Cowboy, 11 songs that didn’t make it onto his fourth album.
Listen to DeMarco and Jordan’s “A Cuckhold’s Refrain – Peppermint Patty” now.