Declan McKenna releases playful and inventive third album.

Declan McKenna releases playful and inventive third album.
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Declan McKenna’s recent single “Sympathy” features the chorus “You don’t need to be clever,” which serves as a mission statement for his third album, “What Happened To The Beach.” McKenna gained fame for his politically charged lyrics, but this album takes a different approach, focusing on sonic invention and playful lyrics. The album was created during the Covid pandemic in McKenna’s childhood home, allowing him to reconnect with the joy of making music. The album explores themes of escapism, technology, and the pressures of modern life. McKenna emphasizes the importance of slowing down and gaining perspective, and he credits therapy with helping him recalibrate his ambitions. The album has received positive reviews, with critics praising its unique sound and British identity.

McKenna’s third album, “What Happened To The Beach,” departs from his politically charged lyrics and instead focuses on sonic invention and playful lyrics. The album was created during the Covid pandemic in McKenna’s childhood home, allowing him to reconnect with the joy of making music. The album explores themes of escapism, technology, and the pressures of modern life.

McKenna emphasizes the importance of slowing down and gaining perspective. He credits therapy with helping him recalibrate his ambitions and make music that is true to his own taste. He believes that the best music comes from doing things your own way and not trying to please others.

The album has received positive reviews, with critics praising its unique sound and British identity. McKenna hopes to carve out his own corner in the music world and continue to evolve creatively. He is confident in his choices and believes he is getting closer to creating music that is completely his own.


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