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Declan McKenna Impresses With “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home”


The 18 year old up and comer Declan McKenna prepares for a breakout year with “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home.”

After the success of “Brazil,” it’s reasonable that the expectations for Declan McKenna are pretty high. With the first single in 2017, he seems up to the task. McKenna continues to pull from his 2000’s Indie Rock sound for hit after hit. 2017 should be the year for McKenna’s debut album, after several singles and an EP in 2016. With this new single, he remains one of the more intriguing young artists in Alternative music.

“The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home” is a pretty straightforward song and still very unique. McKenna proved to be a songwriter well beyond his years with “Brazil” and that continues here. McKenna has a gift for crafting electric melodies and captivating chorus that leave every listener wanting more. That was clear from his first release from 2015 when he was only 15. Brazil became a hit all over the world, and he should have no trouble doing that again.

Listen to “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home” below. You can get his debut EP Liar, as well as his recent singles on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Cory Uhls
Cory is an aspiring music producer in Nashville, TN. After growing up in Indiana playing drums in his or his father’s various bands, he decided to move to Nashville, where he completed a degree in Audio Production from Middle Tennessee State University. He wants to not only help create great new music, but promote great music that many people never hear about otherwise, introducing people to the vast world of independent music.