The latest release from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Zombies On Broadway, features the single “So Close” and the hit “Fire Escape.” It is a follow up to McMahon’s eponymous debut album that launched the Gold-selling, cross-genre; Top 5 Alternative and AAA hit “Cecilia in the Satellite.”
McMahon talks about the impetus behind Zombies On Broadway – “I wrote this album in the middle of a whirlwind, when the future was unclear. I found my way to the city, thinking I could settle a score with a ghost. You can’t, so I came home and rewrote the ending,” he says.
Having been diagnosed with cancer in New York in 2005, McMahon found himself wanting to return to the city to battle some demons leading to the creation of Zombies On Broadway. Its lead single, “Fire Escape” shares the tale of McMahon’s experience in the city that never sleeps; it’s already reached #17 on Alternative radio and is currently growing at AAA and Rock as well. His self-titled debut launched the cross-genre smash single, “Cecilia and the Satellite,” a Top 5 hit across both Alternative and AAA radio, Top 10 hit at Hot AC and also climbed up the Pop chart.
Aside from his professional successes, McMahon is an 11 year survivor of leukemia and founder of the Dear Jack Foundation, one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer. McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, of whom the hit single was penned about.