MusicMaster Secret Singles Pick: Jack’s Mannequin ‘Spinning’ posted on October 10th, 2008
As a new feature, we’d like to bring you a “secret single” from a recent album release – one of those great radio-worthy gems that hasn’t been mined yet for airplay, but really should be. For our first undiscovered potential hit, we’d like to consider a track from the long awaited ‘Glass Passenger’ album, just released by Jack’s Mannequin.
Some months ago, we brought you a teaser of the new Jack’s Mannequin album ‘The Glass Passenger.’ The album, which Alternative Press had called one of the most anticipated of the year, was finally released on September 30, 2008, and debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200.
Band frontrunner Andrew McMahon has infused his uniquely soulful style into the album’s tracks. In the three years it took McMahon to perfect the album, each song became richly layered with instrumentation and personalized with McMahon’s poetic and emotionally charged lyrics. A highlight on the album is the song “Caves,” which chronicles McMahon’s battle with cancer. With voice ranging from raw-power to near-tearful, he sings of his darkest hours and eventual salvation.
Prior to the album release, the band put out the first two singles on an EP called The Ghost Overground: “Bloodshot” and “The Resolution,” the latter of which peaked at number 1 on Billboards Hot Tracks. While the early EP release highlighted two tracks that could fit nicely into a mainstream radio playlist, we’d also like to take bets on “Spinning,” a track that boasts the sort of catchy chorus and dance-worthy beats that have Top 40 audiences turning up the volume, bouncing in the drivers seat and banging a rhythm on the steering wheel. Admit it, we’ve all been there haven’t we?
Check out the full-length ‘Spinning’ track below and tell us what you think!