words by Victoria taglione 


Photo by Burak Cingi.

Photo by Burak Cingi.

If you don't already know the name "Declan McKenna" be prepared to hear this name tons more this year. This 18 year old indie singer/songwriter from England is about to take the world by storm with his debut album, "What Do You Think About The Car?" hitting your music-listening devices on July 21st, 2017. Writing all his songs and usually performing with his own instruments, Declan is also known for his lively beats with touchy and controversial lyrics that not many artists put spotlight on. 

Declan just recently released his new single, "Humongousoff his upcoming album along with a music video that brings a psychedelic and colorful visual to the song, similar to his "Brazil" music video. "Humongous" is bound to get you off your feet and dancing right as the song swiftly accelerates. 



"THIS DUDE JUST RELEASED A NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO, WHAT MORE COULD HE DO?" Well, since you asked, Declan also announced he is taking a trip overseas to the US (plus Toronto) for some shows and festivals in August! Be sure to check him out if you get the chance! You will most likely see many fans jumping like crazy and a teenage boy on stage with lots of glitter covering his face (the teenage boy would be Declan). 


tour dates 

8/2   Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza After Show at Lincoln Hall

8/3    Chicago, IL @  Lollapalooza Music Festival

8/5    Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

8/6    Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

8/8    New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

8/11  Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

8/13  Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre

8/14  Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

8/15  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair


Pre-order Declan's new album here: "What Do You Think About the Car?"

Below is a playlist to give you a feel for Declan's boppin' style and some similar indie tunes! 

declan vibes, a playlist by Victoria Taglione on Spotify.