Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness — “Stars”: Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week

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Rev. Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week is “Stars” by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness! Full of indie catchiness with a hint of Americana twang, “Stars” represents yet another progression for McMahon away from the piano pop sound that brought him to fame. Reversed sitars and far-off synths provide a cosmic dimension to the composition, resulting in a sound that fits alongside Kasey Musgraves under the banner of space folk. From within this space-age texture rises a dramatic lap steel riff that serves as the foundational hook of the song, taking the place of the standard indie jangly guitar lead.

Lyrically, “Stars” celebrates empathy and open communication within relationships. Detailing the feeling of reconciling after a frivolous fight, McMahon highlights the notion that nothing worth having comes easy, and he encourages the listener to persevere in their love even as the going gets tough. Embark upon an uplifting, spacey adventure with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness by giving “Stars” a listen below!

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all week to hear “Stars” by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week. Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter.