Fred Mascherino Teams With Frank Zummo for “Be Here Now”

Songwriter and guitarist Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, The Color Fred) and drummer Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps) have teamed up for a song collaboration. Their mesmerizing indie rock anthem “Be Here Now” was released worldwide via Mascherino’s very own Heading East Records.

“‘Be Here Now’ is about the challenge of staying in the present moment,” explains Fred Mascherino. “Something that’s hard to do with today’s technology. Our phones remind us of what’s coming up, and we relive the past in our constant posting. But to unplug and appreciate where you are right now, by giving your full attention to the person in front of you or by giving yourself time to relax and process life, can be a really powerful action.  

“I remember Frank saying he wanted to make sure the lyrics stayed positive,” Mascherino adds. “I knew we could be friends at that point because that’s where my head was at too. After months of being stuck at home, I was ready to be happy again. This song is a statement of self-appreciation and gratitude.”

Photo courtesy of Fred Mascherino