Declan McKenna is a young, talented British singer/songwriter born in Hertfordshire, England. Without sounding patronising – it’s hard to believe that he is only seventeen years of age.
Declan first popped up with his debut self-released single ‘Brazil’ in 2014 which tackles FIFA and the country’s winning bid to host the 2014 World Cup, with FIFA’s governing body not taking into account the vast majority of Brazil being in a crippling amount of poverty. The song itself reached number sixteen on the billboard alternate charts. McKenna entered ‘Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent’ which he evidently won and grabbed a slot at Britain’s biggest festival for the top prize.
He has since released my personal favourite track ‘Paracetamol’ and latest hit single ‘Bethlehem’ while releasing B-sides ‘Brew and ‘Basic’ on Spotify. Paracetamol is a hard-hitting single, that’s main theme is about transgender teens and how the media report on the issue. writing and singing about issues like these proves that Declan is not just another run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter.
You can catch Declan sing the aforementioned tracks at the ‘Kendall Calling’ festival on the 28th July. I am very much excited at what he does next. You can keep up to date with the young starlet on his Soundcloud, Twitter, and Website.