“Fall So Far” is a song about falling out of love and breaking up with someone that you thought the love you had would last forever.
At first glance, it’s an unbelievable story. However, it’s easy to believe as soon as you hear Whitney McClain sing…
Born and raised in Willamette Valley, Oregon, the singer and songwriter began singing as soon as she could talk. Music became her number one focus until two brain surgeries threatened her life. Emboldened by her family and faith, she recovered and immersed herself in music as soon as she could.
“I’m so blessed,” she comments. “Music has always spoken to me. It soothes my soul. Even during some difficult times, it’s music that helped me heal.”
Her music began to have the same effect on others almost immediately. Emerging in 2015, Whitney’s debut single “Bombs Away,” racked up over 1 million views on YouTube. Hot on its heels, she returned with the 2016 EP, Nothing To Lose, which spawned three singles that each joined the million views club. Meanwhile, she garnered a nomination from the Independent Music Awards for “Urban EP of the Year.”
Simultaneously, her songs impacted airwaves via iHeartRadio, Sirius/XM, Music Choice, and beyond, while Next2Shine touted her as “Artist of the Month,” and she garnered acclaim from Urban Vault and Prodigii Source One. A live force to be reckoned with, she joined heavy hitters such as The Ohio Players with a powerhouse performance of her own at the Soul’D Out Music Festival.
Following this success, she didn’t rest on her laurels. Instead, she went full steam ahead in the studio working on her second EP for Gold Dust LLC, releasing “Cruise” as a lead single and introduction to the next body of work.
After much acclaim and surpassing 1.7 million views with “Cruise,” the stage is now set for the unveiling of the follow-up single, “Fireplace;” a soulful love song with a vivid depiction of an irresistible love interest. Co-written by McClain and produced by popular U.K. production duo Da Beatfreakz, “Fireplace” does not disappoint and is another dynamic precursor to the forthcoming body of work.
It lays the perfect foundation for her EP, which harks back to a myriad of formative influences. “Co-writing and having more input on all of the tracks has allowed me to put my style on my new songs. I grew up listening to Motown, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, and Adele, and I love trying to mix the old-school sound with my favorite influences. I am an old soul at heart.”
This old soul has a bright future ahead. “The goal is to keep going, to keep improving both as a person and an artist,” she concludes. “Hopefully, my music continues to reach and inspire people to overcome the hard times that can come up in life. Music is such an important part of my life and I believe it can speak for us when words are not enough. I hope to continue to share my story, my music, and see what doors God opens for me.”