Chris McClenney is a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer originally from Maryland. He grew up listening to jazz, soul, and hip-hop and got his start as a musician by playing Guitar Hero. He enjoyed it so much, he decided to get a real guitar and see what he could do with it.
He didn’t limit himself to strings, however, later studying jazz piano at the University of Maryland. It was during his college days he began to release his own compositions online, winning over music fans by combining traditional instruments with computer-generated sounds. Eventually, he had enough compositions to release his debut, Portrait in Two, in 2017.
From there he moved on to produce and write for other artists, most notably H.E.R., collaborating on her Grammy-winning eponymous record from 2019.