With a few short weeks until the release of their sophomore album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has unleashed another new song from the upcoming effort. On Thursday (Jan. 12), the McMahon-fronted act debuted a fourth song from the upcoming record, Zombies on Broadway. In a post to fans on the group’s official website, McMahon writes about how his enjoyment of taking risks helped the creation of “So Close,” but is also a “snapshot of life’s uncertain moments.”
“It’s no secret that I enjoy taking risks and ‘So Close’ was forged in the middle of such a moment,” begins the letter from the Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate head-honcho. “It was penned after the first Wilderness tour when so much in my life felt like it was on the verge of something; some great victory or defeat. It was hard at the time to tell which. There’s a nervousness that goes along with launching new projects and it creates an energy and excitement that bleeds into everything. Personal relationships, self-confidence, sleep and dreams. For me, ‘So Close’ is a snapshot of life’s uncertain moments. Moments where every breath and motion is charged with anxiety and hope, fear and fearlessness.”
Listen to “So Close” below.
“So Close” will join previously released tracks, “Walking in My Sleep,” “Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me,” and Zombies on Broadway‘s lead single, “Fire Escape” on the new record. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on iTunes and Amazon as well as on the band’s website where CDs and vinyls will be available for purchase. Zombies on Broadway is set to be released on Feb. 10 with a North American tour to kick off a month later. The “Zombies in America” tour will begin on March 18 at the Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO and conclude two months later on May 13 at Top Golf in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.