ICYMI: DECLAN MCKENNA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE + VIDEO FOR ‘HUMONGOUS’ AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE IN JULY.
PREPS FOR TWO PERFORMANCES AT GLASTONBURY, MAKING HIS FOURTH AND FIFTH APPEARANCES IN THREE YEARS.
“The social musical conscience of gen z” – i-D
“The voice of a generation” – Evening Standard
Declan McKenna is very pleased to unveil details of his new single and the accompanying visuals for ‘Humongous’. The track opens Declan’s forthcoming debut album, What Do You Think About The Car? Released on the 21st July through Columbia Records.
Humongous was produced by James Ford, and the video directed by Taz Tron Delix,
Watch the video to Humongous here
Declan McKenna: “This was the last song I wrote for the record, not to pick a favourite child but I think this might be, definitely a step in the direction I’m heading in, I love big powerful choruses that you can just scream, and I wanted this to be one of those.
“I remember writing it just sat home alone with my sister’s guitar in complete euphoria with only a chorus written and nothing else, just shouting the words which are super vague but just summed up all the confusion and frustration I’ve had the last two years.”
What Do You Think About The Car? was recorded in London and LA alongside producer James Ford, except Listen To Your Friends, which was produced by Rostam Batmanglij, Paracetamol, produced by Neil Comber, and Brazil, produced by Max Marlow.
Declan returns from a first trip to Tokyo this month to play two sets at the Glastonbury Festival in the John Peel tent (Friday @ 16:50) and the Left Field Stage (Sunday @ 19:30). These follow Declan’s performance last year on the Park Stage and back in 2015 when he won the Glastonbury Unsigned competition and played at The Rabbit Hole and Williams Green stages.
Declan will also play at this year’s Latitude, TRNSMT, and Reading & Leeds Festivals.
Watch the video to previous Brazil here: http://smarturl.it/BrazilVid
Watch The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home video here: http://smarturl.it/DeclanKidsVid
Pre-Order the album here: http://smarturl.it/DeclanSite
Declan McKenna Live:
17th June – Boiler Room, Guildford (Glastonbury warm-up show)
18th June – Esquires, Bedford (Glastonbury warm-up show)
21st June – Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa (Glastonbury warm-up show)
22nd June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Glastonbury warm-up show)
23rd June – Glastonbury Festival (John Peel @ 16:50)
25th June – Glastonbury Festival (Left Field @ 19:30)
8th July – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
15th July – Latitude Festival (6Music Stage), Southwold
29th July – Y Not Festival, Matlock
25th August – Reading Festival
26th August – Leeds Festival