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.
FALL HEADLINE TOUR with JUNIOR PROM and HUNTER HUNTED:
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