Few new artists can boast that their debut single surpassed one million plays on YouTube, so Oregon-bred, singer/songwriter Whitney 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 22-year- old singer. “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.” ‘Bombs Away‘ has earned the attention on its own merits. Remixed by the UK’s Nutty P, the re-work offers a feel good sound complimented with a bumping bass and two step house vibe guaranteed to get anyone moving. 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. “It’s great. I’m definitely an old soul. I love the vibe of the song, talking about self worth. It totally speaks to my life”.

Bombs Away‘ is the first release from Whitney’s debut EP, Nothing to Lose, executive produced by her uncle and manager Marlon McClain, who is also the former leader and guitarist for fusion band Pleasure. The title of the forthcoming Gold Dust LLC release is a testament to her decision to fully commit to her music. Whitney has been singing all her life, dating back to stints in school and a variety of choirs.


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