Declan McKenna has shared details of a new single, ‘The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home’. It will feature on his as-yet-untitled debut album, due for release this Spring through Columbia Records. The new track follows Declan’s inclusion on the BBC’s Sound of 2017 poll. Declan is currently finishing up the recording of his debut album, due out spring 2017.
The song was inspired by a series of events that occurred over the span of 2015, and was still a work-in-progress until the attack that took place in Paris on the 13th of November left him with a very real sense of fear and vulnerability he had yet to experience. Upon leaving Paris in the early hours of the morning, Declan realised that he had just experienced first-hand what he’d tried to express before in the song – the powerlessness of a young person in today’s world, experiencing the shock and the terror, and helplessly watching those in positions of power cause so much uncertainty for the future.