Last year at FIB 2022 we thought Declan McKenna’s concert was ending with his mythical song “Brazil”, but suddenly Brazil’s chords started spinning along our hearts beats. “British Bombs” started and Declan McKenna gave us one of the best moments of FIB 2022.
For those who didn’t know Declan before, it’s for sure that after this moment, he becomes a must on all playlists for the next following years.
Were you there? Did you know Declan McKenna before? He is an English singer-songwriter who is just 23 years old. “Brazil”, is a protest song criticising FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, as his debut single in December 2014. The song reached number one on multiple charts.
In 2019 he released “British Bombs”, this tune can be best categorized as an anti-war song since its lyrics are purely against the war in any form. McKenna is against Britain being involved in the business of selling weapons to countries when the nation is fully aware of where these weapons eventually end up. Furthermore, he believes that violence leads to more violence. He, therefore, is totally against Britain being involved in wars far away from home. McKenna believes that at the end of the day, such wars don’t solve anything but rather “fuel extremism”.