The 18-year-old UK singersongwriter Declan McKenna, who won over the massive Glastonbury Festival at the tender age of 16, made a fiery debut album on July 21. In
McKenna takes on police brutality in the sleek, up-tempo rocker
And in he rails against religious hypocrisy in the indie-rock challenger. With his sharp wit and emotive vocals, McKenna adds depth to everything he sings. Some are already calling McKenna a postmillennial Bob Dylan because his songwriting captures the interests and intensity of teenage life. That may be a lot to hang on him but his stunning debut shows McKenna is up to the challenge.