Chris McClenney is gearing up for a breakout year in 2018. Although he’s been making beautiful music for a while now, the singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is ready to take it to the next level. In 2017, McClenney received his first Grammy nomination, secured a residency at famed NYC jazz club Blue Note, released his critically acclaimed debut EP Portrait In Two, and got over a million plays on his cover of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” for Spotify.
Today, we are premiering McClenney’s first release of 2018. “sidetoside” is produced, written, and performed by the 24-year-old. Tapping a sound that is quickly becoming McClenney’s trademark, “sidetoside” relishes in smooth R&B stylings highlighted with boom-bap percussion and piano instrumentation. The retro-tinged single showcases McClenney’s penchant for jazz-inspired vocals as he displays a full scale singing range and impressive voice inflections. Stream the new single below and stay tuned for more this year from this rising star.