Following the release of his debut album ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ earlier in the year, Declan McKenna’s got a new clip for ‘Why Do You Feel So Down?’
Talking of the track, Declan said: “I really don’t know where the whole sparkly slacker pop thing came from but it happened, I think it’s because the whole song is kind of jokey, making fun of myself (and a lot of other things) so it came out as an almost piss-take dance tune, but it’s also a bit sad. It’s a lot of things, I think I was just sixteen when I started on this one. I was a confused babby…”
The track’s new video – directed by Phil Poole – sees Deccers taking part in some good old fashioned morning telly, alongside a Mr. Motivator-style leader, as the lyrics to the track scroll by like rolling news. Deccers and his fellow workout buddies also occasionally hold up a few signs, asking questions like: “do you care?”
Declan has just played a couple of UK dates, and he’s set to continue his run around the country later in the month. Tickets are on sale now.
Watch the video for ‘Why Do You Feel So Down?’ and see Deccers’ upcoming UK tour dates below.
20 Concorde 2, Brighton (Sold Out)
21 O2 Academy, Leicester
23 O2 Ritz, Manchester (Sold Out)
24 University Union, Leeds
26 O2 ABC, Glasgow (Sold Out)
27 Northumbria Institute, Newcastle
28 The O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (Sold Out)
30 The Waterfront, Norwich
31 The Leadmill, Sheffield
01 Bierkeller, Bristol
03 Koko, London (Sold Out)
Declan McKenna is one of the acts involved in the European Talent Exchange Programme. For more information on ETEP, and the artists and festivals involved, head to etep.nl.
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