Declan McKenna
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Revel in the euphoria of What Happened To The Beach?, a sun-drenched new record by Declan McKenna.

British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna is celebrated for his blend of lo-fi pop and indie-rock, punctuated with thought-provoking and political lyrics.

With three albums now under his belt, McKennas breakthrough was back in 2015. After winning the Glastonbury Festivals Emerging Talent competition, he self-released Brazil, a protest song which confronted corruption during the FIFA World Cup. His political activism didnt stop there: he tackled LGBTQ+ issues, the UK governments foreign policy and the climate catastrophe.

Spurred on by the voice of a generation label that started following him around, McKenna retaliated by taking a step away from the serious. McKennas latest album - What Happened To The Beach? - sheds the overwhelming responsibility he felt to be the moral compass of Gen Z. In the footsteps of McKenna, let yourself loose in the surreal lyrics, synth bassoons and sonic dreamscape of this euphoric record.

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