“Beautiful Faces” by British singer/songwriter Declan McKenna is generating mucho exposure on Adult Alt and Alt radio stations.
It’s witty, fast, humorous, timely, somewhat socially observant and reminds us of The Kinks 1982 hit, “Come Dancing.” McKenna’s production and musical style are “Kinks like” and he has a delivery similar to Ray Davies, whose vocals contributed to the group’s “distinctive Kinks sound.” In fact, they sound similar.
Declan McKenna’s is 21 y/o; by his mid-teens he was a pro, and he’s already earned awards and spots at important festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Reality check: The improbably young, talented, confident and accomplished Declan is the same age as Ray Davies was when the Kinks released “You Really Got Me.”
“Beautiful Faces” is charting on two formats: #18 Adult Alt and # 22 Alt.