Chris McClenney explores the bonds of family in the melodic slow burner "downforwhatever," premiering today with EARMILK.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter (for his co-writing on Khalid's "Location"), producer, and multi-instrumentalist weaves a conversation between father and son in the iced out cut, delivering both sides of the dialogue in a slightly different inflection – it's a creative stylistic choice that easily tricks the ear. With a heavy low end and a groovy downtempo beat, "downforwhatever" presents as a sensual R&B scorcher, but peel back a layer and you'll discover musings on life and love from two men at different points in their lives.
Beyond his recognition from the Grammy's, Chris has gained notoriety over the past year thanks to his inclusion on the cover of Spotify's "Fresh Finds Best of 2017," as well as across the platform's highly sought after curated playlists, bridging genre from alternative R&B to lush lo-fi. Bolstered by early career support from Soulection, and a strong 2017 debut EP Portrait In Two, Chris McClenney is on an undeniable hot streak. His most recent release, the 25-minute "FREELUNCH" beattape has been rinsed by the likes of Gramatik, Mr. Carmack, and Autograf, further proving the crossover appeal of this legend of tomorrow.