The other day former Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin front man Andrew McMahon posted on both YouTube and SoundCloud the latest song from his upcoming solo gig, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. The tune is called “Cecilia and the Satellite” and it is absolutely beautiful.
McMahon posted the song with this lovely note: “I’ve been writing music most of my life. Songs have always been the place where I’ve sorted out the events of day. If you trace these songs back far enough they tell a story of where I’ve been and what I’ve seen along the way. That said, most people don’t have the time to sort through the hundreds of songs that have collected in the wake of my 20 plus years behind a piano, and that’s why I love “Cecilia and the Satellite”. As a song it encapsulate so much living against the back drop of a new life. Cecilia was written with the knowledge that my wife and I would soon meet our first child. With the hope of avoiding territory this type of song often treads, I tried to create a road map of the life I had lived leading up to that moment. One my daughter might look back on some day. A strange life of constant motion, spent traveling in the pursuit of music. A life I’ve nearly lost on more than one occasion and one which I am thankful for, now more than ever. Deep down this song is about more than me and where I’ve been, it’s about more than my daughter and what I want for her. It’s about being proud of where you come from and wanting the most for the people you share your world with.”
Here’s the song itself and I’ll let you judge. McMahon posted tour dates for the West Coast as well as Canada for the fall with more dates to come soon. No word yet on the album itself either.