Declan McKenna has unveiled his new single, “Isombard”, and the accompanying on-the-road diary visuals. “Isombard” was first aired on SiriusXM’s AltNation, followed by a video premiere on Fader. See video premiere online HERE.
Produced by James Ford in London, “Isombard” is Declan’s fourth single, and follows the social conscience narrative of the young British artist’s previous tracks, “Brazil”, “Paracetamol”, and “Bethlehem”.
Declan: “The idea of “Isombard” is basically about this right wing Fox News-type TV presenter trying to justify things like police brutality and xenophobia, and using cases for backwards political gains, but completely fumbling over his words and not really knowing what he’s talking about.”
“It’s also maybe me trying to rewrite “next to of course god america i” by E. E. Cummings, but as a pop song,” adds McKenna.
The video, shot in Kansas City in August, and interspersed by footage by Declan and his band across the US, provides a frantic snapshot of life on the road which has been Declan’s life over the past twelve months. Making his US TV debuts, performing “Brazil” solo on Conan in May, and with full band on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in August, and repeat tours of the UK and US since the spring, the seventeen year old musician has soon built up a fervent fanbase on both sides of the Atlantic.
With a spate of European live shows in early September, Declan will head out on a full UK tour in late September alongside Blossoms before returning to the US in late October to hit the road with The Head and the Heart.
Fall Tour Supporting The Head and the Heart:
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
Oct 14 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Oct 15 Nashville, TN Ryman
Oct 16 Nashville, TN Ryman
Oct 18 Boston, MA The Orpheum
Oct 20 New York, NY Terminal 5
Oct 22 Washington, DC Dar Constitution Hall
Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Oct 24 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA The Civic
Oct 27 Houston, TX White Oak Outside Lawn
Oct 28 Austin, TX Stubb’s
Oct 29 Austin, TX Stubb’s
Oct 30 Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom
Nov 02 Salt Lake City, UT New Eccles Theater
Nov 03 Boise, ID The Morrison Center
Nov 04 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Convert Hall
Nov 05 Seattle, WA The Paramount
Nov 06 Seattle, WA The Paramount