Tex Crick, releases his debut full-length, Live In…New York City, on March 26 via Mac’s Record Label, the new label started by Mac DeMarco. Today, he is sharing the album track, “Always On My Mind.” The song follows singles/videos “Peaches & Cream” and “Sometimes I Forget.” “Always On My Mind” is a stripped back serenade exploring the rumination of love and vulnerability. It unwinds with piano, a simple shaker, and Crick’s earnest croon: “Day by day // I start to think these feelings // are here to stay // Oh baby // Sweet darlin’ // You’re always on my mind.”
Crick, has collaborated with Iggy Pop, Weyes Blood, Kirin J. Callinan, and Connan Mockasin. In between tours, Crick settled down in New York City to write and record Live In…New York City. During this time, Crick was learning to tune and repair pianos from an old Steinway technician. While honing his skills as a piano repairman, Crick hauled a junk piano off the streets in Queens, NY back to his third-floor apartment where he turned and repaired the piano back to playable condition. With the addition of a microphone and a metronome, Crick began sketching out a string of ambitious love songs. The recordings were filled with background noises, clicks of Crick’s metronome, and organic sounds of bustling New York City streets. Crick embraced these raw sounds, adding background noises on purpose.