McMahon at the Copley Concert Series in Boston, MA on August 13th, 2015 


If there’s one thing that Andrew McMahon stands for it’s positivity and if there’s one song that perfectly carries that message then it’s “Fire Escape”, an irresistibly bouncy pop track that the Something Corporate turned Jack’s Mannequin turned Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness frontman debuted live last night on the first day of his tour.

“You’re my number one, you’re the reason I’m still up at dawn just to see your face” sang the beaming 33 year old piano man to a cheering crowd in Tuscon, Arizona. “Fire Escape” is the first new Wilderness song Andrew McMahon has introduced to his audience since the band first started touring their self-titled 2014 debut. You can listen to “Fire Escape” below and try your best to contain a smile during this uplifting taste of what’s to come for Andrew McMahon and his Wilderness.



In addition to playing a few select solo dates and preparing for a summer tour with Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, Andrew McMahon is currently working on a new album. During last month’s interview with Entertainment Weekly, he had this to say about the much anticipated follow up to the Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness LP:

“I think this record’s going to be the best I’ve ever made,” Andrew McMahon told EW. “This sort of globalization of music and the way that genres have finally just like blended, it’s freed up so much space in the studio to just experiment with sounds that I think would’ve been taboo before,” he added. “I was working on a track and was like ‘I want to hear a disco string that reminds me of ‘Billie Jean,’ and there was a time when I probably wouldn’t have been able to utter those words in a studio and get away with it… I think there’s a freedom in this process right now, and I’ve had so much time to write and work on songs for this record that we’ve really curated it down to this batch that link up and have a lot of heart, and I feel really good about them.”



On Monday, June 27th, Andrew McMahon will play a solo date at the Fete Music Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. He will also open the Weezer and Panic! at the Disco summer tour at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on July 1st. A full list of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness tour dates can be found on Andrew’s website.


Article by Lia Gurin. Photo by Jen Vesp.


For more punk and alternative music news from Boston and beyond, follow Like You Said on Facebook.



Share this story