Andrew McMahon has his head in the clouds and he likes it that way in his new video for Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness’s “So Close,” which is premiering exclusively with Billboard.
The Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin singer-songwriter in 2014 reinvented himself with the in The Wilderness moniker, releasing an eponymous album under that title. This year he followed that up with Zombies on Broadway and tells Billboard he is really just looking to have fun with his music videos these days.
In the new “So Close” video, McMahon mostly plays an oddball astronaut-wannabe selling “Space Age Treats” on the street who gets wrapped up in a love affair with another oddball astronaut-wannabe that’s mostly interpreted through some pretty silly dance moves. And if that all sounds a bit weird, well, that’s the point.
“I figured what better way to follow up the ‘Fire Escape’ video than with something twice as ridiculous,” he says. “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.”
Watch Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness’ new “So Close” video here: