Declan McKenna delivers his third studio album, What Happened To The beach, via his own label, Tomplicated Records.
Working with producer Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Lana Del Rey), the album marks a new approach for Declan. “In the past few years there has been a bit of weight behind making music,” he says. “I wanted to open up and not worry about things so much. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself in the past when I just needed to drop the intensity a bit and have some fun.”
““If every song features a lyrical statement, then it loses some of its impact, too. I haven’t let go of that aspect of myself, but I don’t want to live out that style forever,” he reveals.
“I will always speak my mind with music, but we live in a time where the conversations I wanted to contribute to previously are much more out in the open now.”