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. Simply like Sound of Boston on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win. Loading… Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.