Chris McClenney

Early Show

Chris McClenney

Innanet James, Leuca

Thu, September 28, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Chris McClenney - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Chris McClenney
Chris McClenney: 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter.

While studying music in his home state of Maryland, Chris captured the attention of Los Angeles collective Soulection. With his diverse blend of genres and production styles, McClenney's music threads an eclectic soundscape that is distinctively his own. His sounds reference vintage stylings of R&B, Jazz and Soul with the forward thinking elements of contemporary Electronic, Pop and Hip-Hop.

Originally catching the ears of LA's Soulection label in 2014, Chris McClenney made international waves with his music by lacing soul, electronic, trap, and unmistakable unique groove on top of all of his productions. Now after numerous successful releases and production credits on D.R.A.M's latest release Big Baby D.R.A.M., McClenney is preparing for the next chapter in his sonic story with the release of his EP Portrait in Two on Jan 13, 2017, that will showcase his many talents as a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

The first part of the story is represented by lead single "Otherside." What McClenney describes as a "look within," "Otherside" is a soul-meets-R&B production riddled with boom-bap percussion and guitar rifts, all tied together with McClenney's smooth vocal top-line. Even more impressive, each instrument heard on the track is composed and played by McClenney:

"This is a tune dedicated to being human. Harmonically, the tune conveys a somber sense of hope and optimism, rhythmically a sense of urgency, and melodically, honesty. It was important I play guitar, bass and keys on it to truly express the organic nature of the song."

Still to come, McClenney is gearing up for a soon to be announced EP coming this winter season that is a full-length project he wrote, performed, and produced entirely on his own while still in college in New York at NYU.

Innanet James - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Innanet James
Innanet James is a rapper/songwriter from the DC metropolitan area. James’ music is a blend of DC Go-Go, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Soul. He’s been featured on Pitchfork, Beats1 Radio, Mass Appeal, Pigeons and Planes and more in the brief 2 years since he started his “Innanet James” project. Innanet will be releasing his second project at the end of this summer.
Press: Pitchfork Review: Summer (prod. The Kount) , Pitchfork Review: Quebec Place , Pitchfork Interview: Innanet James ,
Music: C'EST LA VIE (feat. Innanet James) , Summer (Prod. The Kount)
Leuca - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Leuca is a 19 year old singer/songwriter born and raised in Long Island, NY. For the past 3 years, while going to school, he has pursued his career putting together 2 mixtapes, eventually leading up to his debut EP entitled 'Soul[o]'. With recent placements to Spotify's 'Fresh Finds' playlist & BET's very own TV series 'Being Mary Jane', Leuca is currently working on a collaborative project with an artist/producer named Mike Green, just recently releasing their first single together called 'Home' this past July. Leuca has also collaborated with artists such as Xavier Omär and Sango, and will be on projects they are releasing before the end of this year.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002