WATCH: Declan McKenna Talks Tour, New Music, & Phone Calls with Elton John

February 22, 2018
Declan McKenna

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At just 19 years old, Declan McKenna has an impressive list of accomplishments. But rather than list each of those individually, we’ll keep it simple by focusing on the more recent happenings.

He released his debut album, What Do You Think About the Car?, last year (featuring the hit song “Brazil”), and he’s currently in the middle of a 40-date tour across the US, which ends in Indio, CA for a little festival called Coachella. 

While we’re on the topic, McKenna sat down to talk about festivals and break down exactly what the differences are between American and British festivals, and the answer may surprise you. He also talks about how a 40-date tour can be tiring, but it rocks because he gets to hit small venues, bringing shows to people who might not otherwise get to see them, and that’s pretty freaking cool of him. He also covers new music … and then low-key mentions talking to Elton John on the phone.

So, needless to say, this is an interview you don’t want to miss. Watch above, and revisit “Brazil” below!