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Andrew McMahon Loosens His “Death Grip” On New Something Corporate Song

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Ahead of the massive Out Of Office Tour—beginning today, June 20—singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is back with his first new track of 2024, “Death Grip” via Big Loud Rock. This collab of his two projects Something Corporate and Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is an optimistic, breezy summer pop anthem every workaholic and/or control-lover needs to hear.

McMahon says of the new track, “I honestly didn’t expect to be releasing new music this year. I’ve lived on the write, record, release, tour hamster wheel for a long time and decided after the last album I would do things differently. Giving myself permission to enjoy home, enjoy the reunion shows, and work on other projects has been really good for me.”

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He continues, “I have historically put so much pressure on myself to keep producing, to keep fighting for my relevance, and I often forget that some of the biggest moments in my career and my life in general have manifested in times when I’ve chosen to take my hands off the wheel a bit and trust that things will be okay. That’s what ‘Death Grip’ is about. Finding a rhythm in life that allows everything to exist at once without forcing things into being.”

McMahon shares that he was initially nervous to bring up the idea of collaborating with the SoCo guys, but “[b]eing back in the studio together, it was like no time had passed and the recording came as easy as the creation of the song had been,” the artist says. “There was a lot of laughing, a lot of stories told and memories revisited. From the time this song was written to the time it will be available in people’s speakers, less than three months will have passed.”

McMahon notes, “There are plenty of arguments to be made for not rushing work out, but I think fast-tracking this song back into the world is the truest way to honor what inspired its creation in the first place. It’s a song about letting go and having faith that everything will work out, so we’re letting it go. We’ll see what happens next. I also have to shout out the Big Loud Rock team, who I’ve been so impressed with. When I told them I was excited to release music on this insane timeline, they didn’t even blink. When I said I have no idea what comes next but I’m inspired, they said they were excited to take this journey with me.”

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Today, the “I Woke Up In A Car” band kicks off their Out Of Office Tour on June 20 at Brooklyn Steel. Check out Something Corporate’s full touring schedule with support breakdowns below.

Tour Dates:

  • June 20—Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel **
  • June 21—New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17 **
  • June 22—Philadelphia, PA @ The Met **
  • June 23—Pittsburgh, PA @ Four Chord Music Festival
  • Aug. 22—Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ++
  • Aug. 23—Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage ++
  • Aug. 24—Boston, MA @ Roadrunner ++
  • Sept. 12—Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^^
  • Sept. 13—Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^^
  • Sept. 14—Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live ^^
  • Sept. 19—Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ##
  • Sept. 20—Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ##
  • Sept. 22—TBA
  • Sept. 27—Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom ~~
  • Sept. 28—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ~~
  • Oct. 10—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ~~
  • Oct. 11—Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ~~
  • Oct. 12—San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield ~~
  • Nov. 9-13—Miami, FL @ Holiday From Real Cruise

** Days Away as support.
++ Hidden In Plain View as support.
^^ Kevine Devine as support.
## Allister as support.
~~ Mae as support.

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