Though it’s been said that a solid piano player can play any instrument, Soulection’s Chris McClenney also translates that skill to production, creating aurally pleasing tracks bolstered with the analog skills he brings to the table on keys and vocals. At age 21, McClenney’s ascent as a producer stems from his command of the keys, both qwerty and piano. Check the following tracks to glean the breadth of his sound.
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McClenney puts his house chops on full display with “Booty (On the Floor),” opening up the range of his production skills with both computer-aided beats as well as delay-heavy vocals.
Peep how he supplements the track “Lady” with his own falsetto-laced vocals and lounge-vibe electric piano.
“Discovery” showcases his talent for nuanced song blueprints that make it difficult to peg him to a singular genre. The track’s anatomy consists entirely of his piano dexterity, which acts as an audible palate cleanser between electro-tinged beats characteristic of most Soulection artists.