Alongside being a ferocious musical talent, Jehnny Beth of Savages is also a dab hand on the radio, as her Beats 1 show Start Making Sense proves. Previous guests have included Ian MacKaye, PJ Harvey, and Anna Calvi, and most recently it was Mac DeMarco's turn to call up to chat.
In between discussing his self-made album artwork and answering the important question RE: which breed of dog his album title This Old Dog refers to ("Human being I guess [...] If it had to be a dog it'd be [...] probably a bloodhound"), Mac also divulged his biggest celebrity crush. Because this is Mac DeMarco, that crush is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson:
"I've had one for a while. Maybe it's waning a little bit now. But I really think that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is like, the cutest thing that I've ever seen. Do you know what I mean? He's so big. Like, I can't imagine what it would feel like to hug him, you know? It would be like really crazy [...] I tried for a while, 'cause I lived in this place in New York where one of roommates is a huge pro-wrestling fan, so I set up this huge coffee station as an homage to Dwayne, and we had a big doll of him there, and we made a T-shirt and I did this Instagram post. And nothing! I didn't hear anything. And then my girlfriend Kiera wears a Rock shirt one day, and like, posts about it, and he comments on her photo! Comments like 'love you babe' or something and I was like what? And she didn't even notice, I was the one that noticed, and I like freaked out, and I was like 'Kiera look at this! Like that's The Rock!' you know? A little heartbreaking for me but I'm glad that you know, he noticed one of us, it's all good."
Though yes, it is a known fact that there is nothing that boys in general love more than probable 2020 Presidential candidate Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, it seems apt that Mac DeMarco, a man who looks so much like a wrestling fan that it is probably coded somewhere deep in his DNA, would choose this particular celebrity crush. If you'd like to hear his passion for The Rock yourself, listen here and be extremely charmed by the very sweet meeting of minds that is Jehnny Beth and Mac DeMarco.
Lauren likes The Rock too and you can talk to her about him on Twitter.