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