NORMAN — Singer/songwriter Maggie McClure is loathe to let time pass her by. The Norman native and now Los Angeles resident worked hard bringing new album “Time Moves On” to fruition.
The Justin Glasco-produced record of nine new songs dropped earlier this week. McClure will be performing all these compositions and more at a CD release party scheduled for Feb. 21 at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City.
“This album is very dear to my heart,” McClure said. “The songs were written throughout the past few years with the majority just recently.”
The process began about a year ago with writing new material, searching for a producer and developing an overall game plan. It wasn’t lost on McClure that she and partner Shane Henry had relocated to the entertainment capitol of the world that is L.A. Daily reminders of potential career opportunities, even when encountered randomly, impressed on her the need for any new work to be the highest caliber possible.
“I wanted to put a lot of thought, heart and soul into this project and give it the time it deserves,” she said.
Her original inclination was to make an EP, which generally includes only 3 or 4 songs. McClure’s new publicist Krista Mettler of New Jersey-based Skye Media and Design advised her against that notion in favor of a traditional length album. Mettler’s accurate reasoning was that media promotion is more likely attained for a full-length LP rather than just a few tunes. It wasn’t easy for McClure to choose which tracks out of around 50 possible inclusions would make the cut, but she finally narrowed it down to nine songs.
“Each one is so personal and I’m connected to them all,” she said. “Shane and I tried to be subjective about it, so we compared notes and made a list of top choices. The ones we picked are songs that I know people can relate to.”