I’ve been listening to a lot of old Dylan records, these really raw recordings, and really appreciating that energy. I just wanted to get in a room with a group of musicians and not get it too ‘right’. The sound to me developed in that way. There’s a lot of ’70s references, a lot of Waterboys and Crosby, Stills and Nash, but it still feels modern to me. It definitely feels like a natural progression from the first one.
McKenna announced that his new album would be released on 15 May 2020. In March 2020, he announced that he was delaying the release of the album due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that it would now be released on 21 August. McKenna said on his social media,
This is not a decision I take lightly – I recorded this album in August last year, and for it to have taken a whole year to get out to the world is pretty jarring for me, but these times are exceptional and there is very little space to make this happen the way I want it to within them.
In August 2020, McKenna announced that he would further delay the album’s release. And now, he released the album. You can listen it below.
ZEROS IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW. We went out to Nashville and recorded it together last year and the day has finally come! Go buy it, stream it, whatever. https://t.co/b6p7k1kujd pic.twitter.com/sJYbFSaUKx
— Declan McKenna (@DeclanMcKenna) September 4, 2020