Super sized: Declan McKenna goes large on ‘Humongous’

Declan McKenna goes large on ‘Humongous’

Battles with iguanas, old west shoot outs, glam rock psychedelia and more feature in his new clip.

Next month Declan McKenna is releasing his debut album ‘What Do You Think Of The Car?’ (hooray!) and he’s already previewed ‘The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home’, ‘Isombard’, ‘Brazil’ and ‘Paracetamol’.

Now he’s going large with his new track though, as ‘Humungous’ pretty much does what it says on the tin because it’s got one heck of a hook. It’s set to be a blinder of an introduction to the record, but speaking of the track, Deccers said: “This was the last song I wrote for the record, not to pick a favourite child but I think this might be, definitely a step in the direction I’m heading in, I love big powerful choruses that you can just scream, and I wanted this to be one of those.

He continued: “I remember writing it just sat home alone with my sister’s guitar in complete euphoria with only a chorus written and nothing else, just shouting the words which are super vague but just summed up all the confusion and frustration I’ve had the last two years”.

The video, directed by Taz Tron Delix, is just as epic in scale, as Declan moves between various situations, including an old west-style shootout and being a glam rocker in a room decked out with shiny tin foil. There’s even a scene where a politician with the body of a lobster (with an American flag jammed in its back) dukes it out with a giant iguana. So yeah, it sums up that sense of confusion that Deccers references, but it’s oodles of surreal, bizarre fun all the same.

Watch the video for ‘Humungous’ below.

Declan McKenna will play Rock Werchter (29th June-2nd July) and Latitude (13th-16th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.

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