17-year old Declan McKenna released his third single “Bethlehem” the other day. Following widely successful singles “Brazil” and “Paracetamol,” “Bethlehem” is described as “the musical social conscious of generation z” by i-D.
The track details religion and how it is used as the justification for the acts of hate and war. Though backed with some serious meaning, the track is wrapped in colorful guitar hooks.
McKenna spent some time promoting “Brazil” in the US and is due to perform on Conan later this month.
If you’re in the UK, be sure to catch Declan McKenna at any of the following dates:
27th May – The Underground, Plymouth 28th May – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Exeter 1st June – Courtyard Theatre, London 10th June – The Empire, Coventry 11th June – West End Centre, Aldershot 12th June – Field Day, London 17th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold 22nd June – The Boileroom, Guildford 23rd June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 23rd July – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk 28th July – Kendal Calling, Hackthorpe 29th July – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire