Often called the voice of his generation, 18-year-old Declan McKenna writes indie pop songs that touch on the social issues of that generation, such as police brutality and misrepresentation of trans teenagers in the media.
Declan McKenna began writing political songs at a very young age. He shocked many with the release of his first single “Brazil” in 2015. The song criticizes the negative impacts the 2014 FIFA World Cup had on poverty-stricken Brazil. In an interview with Sound of Boston, he explained that his second single “Paracetamol” deals with the ridiculous and heartbreaking idea that transgender people “can be cured from who they are.”
McKenna layers his political messages into poetic lyricism and anthemic indie pop melodies. While the lyrics tackle dark issues, the light and sunny music provides a thread of optimism that is common among the young adults of Generation Z.
He will be coming to The Sinclair on Tuesday, August 15th at 8 PM. We have two tickets up for grabs! Fans of Hippo Campus and Day Wave do not want to miss out. This giveaway closes Sunday, August 13th at 10 PM, so get your submission in soon.