It’s sun, sea and seagulls for Declan McKenna with his bold new bop, ‘Sympathy’

The track is our first taster of the follow-up to 2020's second album 'Zeroes'.
Photo credit: Henry Pearce

Declan McKenna has returned with his first new music of 2023, new single ‘Sympathy’.

The track is our first taster of the follow-up to 2020’s second album ‘Zeroes’, and comes alongside a video directed by Will Hopper filmed on location in Camber Sands, East Sussex.

“It was important to use fewer words and not over-explain things this time around,” Dec explains of the track. “Sympathy doesn’t have a complex message, and, in itself, encourages simplicity and directness. It feels like a dream about love and compassion, it wants us to let go of inhibitions and allow ourselves to truly connect with others rather than overthinking and hiding your feelings away. Or put even simpler, it’s about peace and love.”

A big, boppy pop banger, it’s a summer delight that arrives ahead of two main stage appearances at Reading & Leeds next month.

You can check out the (seagull-tastic) video for ‘Sympathy’ below.

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