Posted April 22, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

Check Out Declan McKenna’s ‘Beautiful Faces’ Remix

Declan McKenna
Declan McKenna

Singer-songwriter Declan McKenna has just released a new version of his single “Beautiful Faces (Skream Remix).”

It’s been reanimated by Croydon’s renowned DJ and producer Skream, one of the “go-to” names in electronic music following collaborations with acts such as Katy B, Kelis, and La Roux. Skream’s group, Magnetic Man. kream was responsible for the rise and rise of the dubstep genre.

McKenna’s forthcoming album, Zeros, will be released in August.

McKenna recorded the album in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce with mixing by Spike Stent, was recorded in Nashville. It’s his first release since his critically acclaimed debut, 2017’s What Do You Think About the Car?

“In terms of my artistic development, [Zeros] feels a major step on from my first record,” says McKenna in a statement. “With this album, if I’m performing as a character, I wanted it to give it everything — all the artists that I love like Dylan, Nick Cave or Bowie, are great storytellers because they give their characters really intense, sometimes strange voices.”

For Zeros, 21-year-old McKenna left his native London to “be away from the familiarity and consistency of home.” He wrote all the music for the album himself and was backed on it by his long-time band.

The songs center on the “anxiety and disconnection of an entire generation born into a mess they did not create as well as their alienation from a world where there seem to be multiple realities: social media, fake news, post-truth.”


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