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Chris McClenney Continues To Impress With ‘I Ain’t’

Chris McClenney has had a banner 2017, what with lending his production talents to rising stars like Khalid and H.E.R. and dropping his own solo project Portrait In Two. But rather than sit back, relax and count his incoming accolades, the singer/songwriter/producer/mixer/arranger (you name it!) has been steady on the grind creating newness for us to enjoy. Back in August, he dropped "Confession," a light, airy love song with some trap influence. For his next loosie, however, he goes for more a traditional R&B feel with "I Ain't."

"I Ain't" finds Chris crooning for the love of a long distance lover. Though they might be physically far apart, Chris wants to make it plain that there's no distance that his feelings can't conquer. "I ain't too far for you, baby / You ain't too far for me, baby / Nowhere too far for you, baby / You drive my heart, baby," he sings on the chorus before going into specifics on the verse. There, he persuades her over smooth synths and intricate patterns, letter her know the distance will only make their hearts grow fonder and "the longer that we wait, the better love we'll make." Well alright then, Chris! He also takes some cues from '90s R&B with his delivery while adding in some Migos-like ad-libs to keep things a bit interesting.

Of course, with the release of a succession of new music, we're left wondering if a new project is in the works. While we contemplate if he's got something new up his sleeve, check out Chris McClenney's latest below.


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