- 14 Sep 23
Watch the lyric video for 'Nothing Works' below.
Declan Mckenna has announced the release of his third album What Happened To the Beach?- out 9 February via Columbia records.
Accompanying the announcement is the single ‘Nothing Works’, following up from ‘Sympathy’ which came out earlier in the summer.
“Nothing Works came out of the frustration of feeling boxed in and tied to expectation, but it is a euphoric tune, at its core it’s a celebration of being true to yourself,” said Mckenna on his new song.
“In the track, I’m kind of mocking the idea that I’d just take advice that neglects my own intuition, and I often feel like nothing works when you’re trying to match norms or expectations, because you can never please everyone, but if you trust your gut and your own motivations in any aspect of life, the parameters for feeling good in yourself are much simpler and more powerful.”
The album is said to be written in response to the intensity of the last few years, with the demons McKenna once focused his writing on as a teen, such as corrupt FIFA officials or the oppressive grip of the right-wing media, left aside this time around.
“If every song features a lyrical statement, then it loses some of its impact, too. I haven’t let go of that aspect of myself, but I don’t want to live out that style forever” notes the singer.
McKenna is also set to appear in the Gladiator sequel alongside Irish actor Paul Mescal.
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