He is considered the “voice of Generation Z”, as he is described by media such as BR Puls and the Evening Standard. Early in his career, British singer/songwriter Declan McKenna was considered one of the up and coming indie artists. He follows in the footsteps of great role models like David Bowie and St. Vincent and presents himself with the glamor of Harry Styles, but in an indie style.
But Declan McKenna is much more than just an energetic indie pop artist with a touch of rock and anthemic lyrics. He deals intensively with current social issues.
His music career began with a particular focus: at the age of 15, he was already criticizing FIFA and the questionable circumstances of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His song "Brazil" became his first hit and not only earned him a place on the Billboard charts, but also won the hearts of indie fans.
He caused a stir in the music industry at the time, with 40 labels vying for his signature. The hype around him has grown even further in recent years. Nevertheless, Declan stayed true to his roots by continuing to combine melodic, danceable indie pop with sophisticated lyrics.