Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna

 

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Declan Benedict McKenna[1] (born December 24, 1998) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He initially gained recognition for winning the Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition in 2015. McKenna self-released the song "Brazil", a protest song criticising FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, as his debut single in December 2014. It gained recognition after its re-release in August 2015. It reached number one on Sirius XM Radio's Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown for 23 January 2016 and held that spot for three weeks. The song also reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart, number 45 in Japan and number 135 in France. His popularity attracted the attention of many major music labels; he eventually signed to Columbia Records in 2016.

McKenna continued to write and record music for his debut studio album during 2016. During this time, he also performed concerts and appeared at festivals. He released What Do You Think About the Car? through Columbia on 21 July 2017. Songs that appear on the album that were released as singles prior to the album’s release include "Paracetamol", "Isombard" and "The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home", which peaked at number 84 on Belgium's Ultratop Flanders chart. Also during 2017, he made appearances at the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals.

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What Do You Think About the Car?
 
What Do You Think About the Car?
Humongous
Song
Humongous is a song by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on June 9, 2017.
The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home
Song
The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home is a song by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on January 11, 2017.
Paracetamol
Album
Paracetamol is an album by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on December 4, 2015.

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5 minutes with 19-year-old Coachella wunderkind Declan McKenna
  –  April 15, 2018
Declan McKenna performs Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) London’s Declan McKenna, at age 19, hasn’t been the youngest performer to play this year’s Coachella — that would be 11-year-old ...
Up-and-comer Declan McKenna ready for success
  –  April 13, 2018
Declan McKenna may be a teenager who found much of his early success on YouTube, but he’s not some disposable pop star singing about generic romance and partying. The 19-year-old British singer-songwriter’s debut single, 2015’s “Brazil,” points ...
Young energy: Entering adulthood provides inspiration for Declan McKenna
  –  March 23, 2018
The English-based alternative musician Declan McKenna is coming to Eugene as part of his U.S. tour. Promoting his debut album, “What Do You Think About the Car?,” McKenna says to expect a high energy, rock-pop show Friday night at the WOW Hall.
Tuned In: Declan McKenna, and more
  –  February 16, 2018
19-year-old English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, making his debut appearance at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. It’s one of those promising situations where a celebrated UK star-on-the-rise comes to these shores with ...
Declan McKenna talks Britrock, reaching radio, making it in America and more
  –  February 7, 2018
Whatever fame and fortune awaits Declan McKenna on what should be a very long career, he can say it all started in St. Petersburg. Okay, not all of it. By the time McKenna made his U.S. debut at Jannus Live in 2016, he was already a British alt-rock ...
British alt-rock prodigy Declan McKenna on breaking through in America via Tampa Bay
  –  February 7, 2018
Whatever fame and fortune awaits Declan McKenna on what should be a very long career, he can say it all started in St. Petersburg. Okay, not all of it. By the time McKenna made his U.S. debut at Jannus Live in 2016, he was already a British alt-rock ...

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