Watch Andrew McMahon Use Toy Instruments for “Cecilia and the Satellite”


At this point, we’re sure that everyone has fallen in love with Andrew McMahon at some point in his lengthy career whether it was while he was part of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin or when he does his solo stuff.

Today, McMahon had added another “aw” to his column when he released a special version of his newest song, “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

Taking inspiration from Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, McMahon decided to play the song using nothing but toy instruments. In the clip, you see him playing a tiny pink piano, a xylophone, a tambourine, and what we think is a baby maraca (we’re not so sure).

Check out the new version of “Cecilia and the Satellite” and try not to let your heart melt and a tear come from your eye when you remember the song was written for his baby daughter.

“Cecilia and the Satellite” is the first single off Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ self-titled debut record.

Andrew McMahon Releases Third New Song


Earlier this week Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon has dropped two new songs as well as news that he would be pursuing a new solo endeavor named, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

Today, the singer under his new project’s name, dropped another new song titled, “Cecillia and the Satellite.”

For those that don’t know, McMahon and his wife welcomed a little girl earlier this year whose name just so happens to be Cecillia. 

Listen to the song below and keep an eye out because McMahon has promised more news coming our way including Fall tour dates which will be unveiled on Monday.

Read McMahon’s letter to fans about his new project: 

I’ve always thought of music as a mirror to the adventure of living. Over the last 14 years I have lived many lives and had the opportunity to play stages around the world in various incarnations.

At times I’ve performed simply as Andrew McMahon but mostly as Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate. As I embark on yet another musical adventure, I will be traveling with my band to many of those same stages, this time as “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness”. I suppose my wilderness is mostly an abstract one.

Since putting Jack’s behind me, I have forced myself into strange spaces seeking new stimulus. New lights on the path to the high of a finished song.

Since getting off tour last summer this pursuit intensified. From more than one Southern California garage, to a cabin set deep in Topanga Canyon, to a shoebox studio in the thick of the Hollywood tourist traps, the only constants have been my keyboard and a desire to make my best music.

I’ve met amazing people in the process; people who have propped this mission up, adding a palate of sound and perspective. This new name carries with it the spirit of that collaboration. As my fans, you have seen me through many transitions. From a misunderstood pop band in a punk world, to a man in transit sent spinning through illness and recovery. We’ve seen each other through a lot. We met me in the pop underground, I hope to see you in the wilderness.  More big news to come…stay tuned.