If you thought Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ last video for “Fire Escape” was weird, wait until you see his new “So Close” music video. “So Close” was one of the songs Andrew shared ahead of his new album, Zombies On Broadway, the second under his Wilderness moniker. (Before that, he was the frontman of both Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin throughout the 2000s.)
“So Close” is a fun, pop song, and its music video is pretty fun too, if a bit unexpected. Taking inspiration from the Zombies On Broadway album cover, it follows two wannabe astronauts in NYC who meet via dance-off. Or, as Andrew McMahon put it in his own video caption:
What happens when two space obsessed outsiders cross paths on a sweltering Brooklyn afternoon? An epic dance party, of course. Step into your spacesuits and head out of this world for my new music video for “So Close.”
Check out “So Close” and its exciting cosmic ending below:
Why is the video so random and weird? As Andrew told Billboard:
I figured what better way to follow up the “Fire Escape” video than with something twice as ridiculous. After so many years of making mostly serious music videos, I’ve been leaning towards getting weird and having fun with this latest batch. We took cues from the track and found our way to a pretty awesome dance party in the streets of New York. I manage to play a few roles in this one, but the most fun filming was definitely the green screen outer space sequence at the end.
The second Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness album, Zombies On Broadway, just came out in February. It launched the single “Fire Escape,” as well as promo singles like “Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me” and “Don’t Speak For Me (True).” Before that, Andrew earned his biggest hit with “Cecilia And The Satellite,” from the eponymous first Wilderness album.
Keep enjoying “So Close,” and as always, come back here for all the latest Andrew McMahon music news.