Alternative singer/songwriter and activist, Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car? is out now via Columbia Records. Following rapturously received performances at Glastonbury and Latitude, the 18 year old Brit is very proud to release his first collection of socially aware, melody-heavy indie pop songs. Topics include transgendered youth, right leaning television news, corruption, religion and the frustration of being a young person in the modern world.
On the heels of playing Chicago’s Lollapalooza and a string of sold out US dates, the 18-year-old Declan McKenna was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” for August 2017, who call his new album, What Do You Think About The Car? , “smart, moving and occasionally really funny.” Rolling Stone hails the young British artist for his “glitter-covered rock trimmed with modular synths, vintage guitar pedals and shoot-to-kill populist lyrics aimed at Brexit-era fascists,” and recommends him for fans of “Conor Oberst, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala.”
NPR Music recently featured What Do You Think About The Car? as a First Listen with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen noting, “Declan McKenna writes about a much bigger world than you or I might expect from a singer who only recently turned 18.” Declan received praise from The New York Times, including his current single, “Humongous” in their weekly playlist here. The Times described Declan’s music as “a strong throwback streak, from his reedy John Lennon-Liam Gallagher vocals to his melodic, midtempo guitar-strumming Britpop productions.” The album also received strong reviews from UK’s Q, The Guardian, DIY and DORK.