Yesterday afternoon, Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin frontman, Andrew McMahon dropped a brand new song, “After the Fire” from his upcoming solo EP, The Pop Underground.
Today, the singer released another new track from the four-song EP due out on April 30th. The song, “Learn to Dance” has been a staple during his recent tour, but only the live version has been heard. The newly released track is a studio version of the song which will be featured on.
McMahon said the following about the song:
““I had just finished a really inspiring two-day writing session for another artist and went out to celebrate with some friends,” he says. “We ended up watching the sun come up despite the fact I was scheduled to meet a young producer in the morning to begin work on some of my own material. I spent the first half of the day hungover, hitting dead ends, working on a song I had written prior.”
With a different mindset, Andrew found the inspiration to write the track, which reflects the lessons he’s learned from the past.
“Mark, the producer I’d just met, finally said, ‘I think we should write something brand new.’ He put up a beat, and it brought me out of my fog,” Andrew says. “I laid down the simple piano line you hear in the intro and this boozy, regretful lyric. It quickly turned into flashbacks from my childhood and glimpses into the future. In a lot of ways it’s about finding forgiveness and learning how to acknowledge the past in a way that lets you live in the present.”
The song can be heard here, at AOL Music’s page.