Declan McKenna has unveiled the second track from his forthcoming second album, 'Zeros', now to be released on August 21.
Filmed in East London pre-lockdown by director Will Hooper, “The Key To Life On Earth reflects on mundanity and hostility. I suppose it’s set in suburbia much like my hometown," says McKenna.
"The video sees two people, who are very similar, in conflict with each other, and I think that’s the simplest analogy for the song’s purpose. Alex Lawther is someone I’ve wanted to work with for a long time. I enjoyed watching his roles in Carnage, Black Mirror and The End Of The F***ing World, and I was trying to get in contact after seeing how much people compared us online. After finding I had a mutual friend with one of his family, I was eventually able to get his number and we got talking.
"We met up for tea a few times and found out we really did have a lot of mutual passions and ideas, and we shared and compared our experiences of working in our respective creative worlds."
Check it out below.