Take a ‘High Dive’ with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness


Andrew McMahon revealed his new project, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness back in July month as well as the first single “Cecilia and the Satellite” which he named after his daughter, Cecilia.

Today, McMahon and his new moniker have released another new song from his upcoming new record. The song is titled “High Dive” and is currently being streamed through BuzzFeed.

For those wanting to get your hands on the record, the album is currently up for pre-orders on iTunes. The self-titled album is set to be released on October 14 through Vanguard Records, just in time for his headlining tour.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, McMahon reveals the inspiration behind the new song and just like Cecilia, it’s a female close to him that inspired it in a way; his wife.

“When I found out I was ill, nearly 10 years ago now, my wife, then girlfriend, and I had just begun the process of reconciling after being separated,” said McMahon.

“We married in the midst of my recovery and left the beach towns where we grew up to hide out in Los Angeles. Moving back to the beach in 2011 began the process of closing the loop on that chapter of my life and forced me to revisit loose ends. In ‘High Dive’ I found myself asking the question, ‘if this wild disruption had never taken place what would that reconciliation have looked like? Would I be the guy driving by her house late at night, hoping to catch a glimpse of her, but knowing I couldn’t come in?’ In its most universal sense it’s about loving someone so much that you’ll take anything they’re willing to give even if it’s not enough.”

McMahon will be heading on the road in support of the new album alongside Junior Prom and Hunter Hunted. Tour dates for the upcoming fall shows can be seen below.


10/14–San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/15–Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

10/17–San Francisco CA @ Slim’s

10/18–San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/20–Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre

10/22–Seattle, WA @ The Neptune

10/23–Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory

10/25–Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**

10/26–Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater**

10/28–St. Louis , MO @ The Ready Room

10/29–Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/31–Chicago, IL @Vic theatre

11/1–Cincinnati, OH, @ Bogarts

11/2–Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

11/5–Toronto, ON @ Opera House

11/16–Charlotte, NC @The Visulite Theatre

11/18–St. Petersburg, FL @ The Stage Theatre

11/19–Orlando, FL @ Beacham theater

11/21–Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

11/22–Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lidsley

11/24–Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/25–Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s–Upstairs

11/26–Dallas, TX @ Granada, Theater

11/28–Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

11/29–Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

** No Junior Prom

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