Declan Welsh and The Decadent West have announced their second album, ‘2’, with the new single, ‘King Of My Head’

The new full-length effort is set to arrive on September 22nd via Frictionless Music.
Photo credit: Graham Noble

Declan Welsh and The Decadent West have shared ‘King Of My Head’, a second taste of their newly-announced sophomore LP, ‘2’.

This new track follows the lead single, ‘Mercy’, which the four-piece shared in October. The group was recently nominated for a Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for their 2021 EP, ‘It’s Been A Year’.

Set to arrive on September 22nd via Frictionless Music, the new record is produced by the Grammy-nominated and Mercury Award-winning Gianluca Buccaletti (Arlo Parks, Big Piig, Easy Life) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Beach House, Bjork, Big Thief, Slowdive).

“The lyrics are about kidding yourself that you’re in control,” the titular frontman shares of the fresh single. “I’m the ‘King of My Head’, tell me who would rule instead? Cos see when your head’s working against you, you think to yourself sometimes – this is me. I’m doing this. I can stop this. I can think my way out of feeling this way. But the tool you have to fix the problem is the same one that causes it. Like fixing a hole in the wall with a hammer”.

You can listen to ‘King Of My Headhere, and watch the official music video below:

You can pre-order ‘2here.

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West boast a busy tour schedule for the rest of 2023 – tickets are available here, with the full live dates as below:

April
13 Nottingham, Rough Trade
14 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
21 Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studios
22 Edinburgh, La Belle Angele

July
7 Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival

November
4 Manchester, Lions Den
5 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
7 Bristol, The Louisiana
8 Leicester, Leicester University
9 London, Omeara
10 Southampton, Joiners
11 Brighton, Komedia Studio
12 St Albans, Horn
14 Leeds, Oporto
15 Newcastle, The Grove
16 Aberdeen, Tunnels

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