Earlier this month, Andrew McMahon unveiled the new single from his Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness project entitled, “Fire Escape.” The song features signature keys from McMahon and a chorus straight out of the handbook of Mumford & Sons, but it’s much more pop than folk sounding. Now, he’s released an official music video to accompany the track.
The music video is silly, lighthearted, and features those weird inflatable dancing things with the wavy arms – because, well, who doesn’t love those? McMahon spoke with Billboard about the creation of the video treatment, calling it a “fun experiment,” and it looks like it definitely paid off.
“Fire Escape” is expected to be included on Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ next project, which is planned for release in January or February of next year. The album will begin mixing in just a couple of days, and luckily, this track won’t be the only new song we get to hear before the end of the year.
McMahon had a lot of success with his last record, specifically in the infectious single, “Cecilia And The Satellite,” which went on to chart in the top ten in multiple single and radio charts. Though “Fire Escape” has a similar mainstream vibe, will he be shooting for hits with the new record? McMahon describes new music as “dynamic,” with upbeat songs like “Fire Escape,” as well as more piano-driven numbers. McMahon has always seemed to deliver all sorts of songs to appease every kind of fan on his albums, and it seems as though the next Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness record will be no different.