Twenty-two-year-old Oregon singer/songwriter Whitney McClain is making a huge splash with her single “Bombs Away.” Few new artists can boast that their debut single surpassed one million plays on YouTube, McClain doesn’t take accomplishing the feat for granted. Not only has her infectious track “Bombs Away” achieved streaming heights, it’s been picked up by iHeartRadio stations and even covered by a fan. “I’m so blessed,” says the “To know that people that I don’t even know are fans of the music that I sing is just surreal. It’s just crazy.”
Produced and written by Mauli B, the song offers a feel good throwback sound complimented with Whitney’s inviting vocals, sparse piano keys and distinctive, humming synthesizers, a palatable juxtaposition to song’s message of heartache. Whitney sings, “All ya gonna do is hurt me / I stick around like I deserve it / But you know that I don’t / Treasure me like Bruno.” Ironically, “Bombs Away” was the first song Whitney recorded after teaming up with producer and songwriter Mauli B two years ago. “Mauli just wrote it there on the spot in the studio,” Whitney recalls. “It’s great. I’m definitely an old soul. I love the old Motown vibe of the song, talking about self-worth. It totally speaks to my life.”
The video, directed by Luc “LR” Richard, also adopts a retro look and feel with Whitney’s clothing and hairstyles. “Bombs Away” is the first release from Whitney’s debut EP, Nothing to Lose, executive produced by her uncle and manager, Marlon McClain, former leader and guitarist of the ‘70s funk, rock, R&B, jazz band Pleasure. The title of the forthcoming Gold Dust LLC release is a testament to her decision to fully commit to her music.
Nothing To Lose will arrive on April 15th. Pre-Order on Amazon HERE.