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Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car? (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car? (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:36 minutes | 553 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

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.

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Declan McKenna – Zeros (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Declan McKenna – Zeros (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:26 minutes | 495 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

McKenna’s second album is in thrall to pop’s 1970s glam heroes, but his lyrics ponder today’s struggles, from the climate crisis to social media.

The cover of Declan McKenna’s second album features a blurred photo of its 21-year-old author against a black background. He’s reaching out to the listener, casually dressed for an appearance on Top of the Pops at the height of the three-day week in 1974: his unzipped metallic jumpsuit sparkling in the soft lighting, its shoulders so exaggerated their outer limits are level with his mouth. McKenna’s look has approached glam before – a little eye makeup, nail polish and a hint of glitter on his face setting him apart from the massed ranks of youthful, earnest boy-next-door singer-songwriters – but this is something else. At first glance, Zeros looks as if it’s fallen through a time warp from 1974, more like a lost album rescued from obscurity by a specialist reissue label than the latest release from a very 21st century kind of artist whose music is beloved of TikTokkers in search of a soundtrack. (His debut single Brazil went silver without actually making the charts.)

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