Andrew McMahon has long been one of my favorite songwriters and vocalists. His love for outer space and his ability to blend the abstract with real life has always drawn me to his music.
Through the years, this has not changed. From Something Corporate to Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon to Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, the music he’s written has continued to move me. With his new moniker in tow, McMahon is ready to share new music to the world.
Read a statement from Andrew below regarding “Cecilia and the Satellite” and then listen to the song below.
[quote_box_center]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.[/quote_box_center]