Declan McKenna has shared his first new material since last year’s Really Very Brilliant album ‘Zeros’.
The new track is titled ‘My House’, and sees our Dec looking a bit more inwards than of late – which is pretty understandable, given everything going on with the world in the last year or so, no?
“I’m used to feeling isolated from people I want to see,” Dec explains. “It’s been a big part of my life since I was a teenager touring and so on. With My House I was diving into this daydream of running away and becoming reconnected. I was just having fun on a sunny spring morning making the best out of what soon wouldn’t feel so restful and calm. But it’s a light-hearted song and for me it is just that – remembering what it is to be lost in your thoughts in a good way, like being a child again.
“The song feels like it’s grown over the past year as I’ve grown closer with my loved ones for many reasons, and amongst all that I’ve moved house three or four times and even helped my parents move out of my childhood home. Being wary of keeping a personal life, talking publicly about those close to me is something I’m very careful about, but with this song I found a way to talk about love in a way that is fun but felt kind of real, and thankfully for my girlfriend it’s not set in an alternate reality dystopia or some stupid shit like that.”
Nothing wrong with alternate reality dystopias, Dec. Song’s good, though.
Declan McKenna is set to head out on the road for his rescheduled ‘Zeros’ tour later this year. He’s also set to make an appearance at Latitude later this month. You can check out ‘My House’ below.