Declan McKenna takes over ABBA

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British artist Declan McKenna unveils a cover of “Slipping Through My Fingers”, originally written by ABBA.

Discover a new version of “Slipping Through My Fingers”, a single originally released by ABBA in 1981, by Declan McKenna. To discover via the player below:

This acoustic cover of a title from Behind the Fagots by the famous Swedish group is a little surprise for the holidays. The Brighton-born singer initially covered part of the song during a livestream in 2021, before re-emerging on TikTok in September. It is now possible to listen to the full version.

In addition to this cover, Declan McKenna is preparing the release of a new studio album, entitled What Happened to the Beach? Scheduled for February 9, 2024, this disc includes the singles “Elevator Hum”, “Sympathy” and “Nothing Works”. In this album, the young British artist learned to slow down to find his own rhythm. “Every time I tried to be too serious, the songs became too heavy and what I was trying to achieve, this idea of ​​liberation, was also weighed down” he explains. Among the influences of this record, he notably cites St. Vincent and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The British artist will defend this record during a series of dates planned in France for spring 2024, at the conclusion of his next European tour. Places are available.

The dates :

  • April 29: Le Transbordeur (Lyon)
  • April 30: Rock School Barbey (Bordeaux)
  • May 2: The MeM (Rennes)
  • May 3: La Cigale (Paris)

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