It’s taken the Orange County-based songwriter a long time to get to this place. When his parents’ marriage unraveled, the cascading effects permeated virtually every piece of McKee’s psyche, resulting in one of the darkest periods of his life. At times, the personal and spiritual growth ultimately found on Super Whatevr’s sophomore LP don't you wanna be glad? (due out February 2020 on Hopeless Records) seemed completely out of reach.
Since releasing Never Nothing, Super Whatevr has been a constant on the road, and large-scale touring with the likes of Sum 41 and The Wonder Years and spots at Riot Fest and So What?! Music Festival have taught McKee key lessons about the value of authenticity, especially when it comes to connecting with audiences on a personal level.
Right on cue, don't you wanna be glad? projects outward in a more universal way than anything he’s written in the past. There’s an innately relatable quality to songs like “so am i.” and “i wanna be cool.” (ft. Lost Boy), a shared pain and longing that let us know we’re not alone – and, more importantly, that we ourselves have the power to change our life’s trajectory