Jack’s Mannequin’s third album, People and Things, has a release date! And fans who pre-order the album will gain access to a bonus track, “My Racing Thoughts,” to tide them over until the album actually drops on October 2nd. Andrew McMahon, the man behind the music, has this to say:
“I consider ‘People and Things’ a relationship record. My goal with many of the songs was to strip away the flowery language and sentiment attached to newer love and replace it with starker, less blinded language about more binding love. In the time following the last Jack’s album the people in my world were moving in together, getting married, trying to find quote unquote ‘real jobs’ and reconciling new lives that looked a lot less like youth than some of us cared for. Marriage is a bit of a beast to tackle in a pop record but when I wrote ‘My Racing Thoughts,’ it became clear how powerful and loaded a subject this kind of love is and somewhere in that moment I began to lock into the broad concept for the writing sessions to come.”
Fans who can’t wait to hear the new music can check out Jack’s Mannequin during this year’s post-Warped Tour dates with opening act Guster (always good for some amazing live moments, themselves!) A full list of tour dates can be found on the band’s official website.