De­clan McKenna

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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.

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