Release Date: Feb 10, 2017
Record label: Vanguard
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
His best since Everything In Transit. It's been a while since Andrew McMahon has sounded totally revitalized. Diagnosed with leukemia on the same day that he finished recording Jack's Mannequin's smash debut Everything In Transit, he was eventually able to make a full recovery courtesy of a stem cell transplant from his sister. His musical career took some winding turns along the way, from the cancer-themed The Glass Passenger to his latest musical venture, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.
Zombies on Broadway is Andrew McMahon's second album as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness -- a moniker he adopted in 2014, but he has effectively been a solo act since he developed Jack's Mannequin in 2004. Some 13 years later, McMahon remains faithful to the overblown melodicism he pioneered in Something Corporate, but Zombies on Broadway, like 2014's Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness before it, shows that the singer/songwriter is happy to adapt to the times. Echoes of Fun.
Yet he comes by that yearning honestly. For Zombies On Broadway, McMahon switched coasts and recorded the bulk of the record in New York City. That new scenery no doubt explains why the record's overarching themes—the challenge of juggling work and real life, navigating the anxiety and optimism involved with chasing ambitious dreams—feel so urgent.