Chris McClenney Creates The Ultimate Autumn Vibe With New Single ‘I Ain’t’

Written by Rahoul Naik

If it’s music for the soul you are searching for, then look no further. Musical genius and multi-talented 23-year-old Chris McClenney is the next rising musician, producer and instrumentalist taking a fresh approach in blending R&B, soul and electronic music.

We wrote about McClenney’s first full length effort, Portrait In Two at the start of the year and he is now back with a new single in the form of I Ain’t. 

McClenney was first discovered in 2014 by Soulection, a radio show notorious for its chilled and laidback R&B tunes, and has since released his EP for their White Label Series in 2015. Last year, he even secured credit as a producer on Atlanta’s newcomer D.R.A.M.’s breakthrough album Big Baby D.R.A.M. The hustle doesn’t end here though, as he demonstrated his talent through his 10-track EP Portrait In Two which dropped earlier this year.

Closing out a year that saw a co-writing credits on Khalid’s smash Location, production credits for Thatshymn, D.R.A.M, H.E.R, Sango, and Elujay, and a residency at NYC’s legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, a new single is just what we needed.

A continuation of his now established sound that fuses Soul, R&B, Bass, Jazz, Electronic, and Hip-Hop elements, I Ain’t again features McClenney’s top-line that alternates between smooth vocals and a rhythmic Hip-Hop vocal delivery. The single also features a myriad of organic instrumentation including drums, piano, and guitar. Another ballad to add to McClenney’s constantly expanding discography, I Ain’t is the ideal laid-back groove to close out the year.

In addition, to his solo work and many collaborations this year, he also was invited by Spotify to do a rendition of Childish Gambino’s Redbone as one of their “Spotify Singles” that has clocked in over a million plays. He also could be caught live alongside singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly as part of Red Bull Sound Select tour.

Up next for McClenney, he is gearing up for the release of a soon-to-be announce EP out in early 2018.

Listen to I Ain’t below:


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