Whitney McClain Makes a Strong Impression With Latest Single "Top Spot"

By Kenny Bieber

February 21, 2021

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If there’s one tradition in popular music that’s managed to stay relevant, it's the uplifting pop anthem which can also serve as a rite of passage for many artists as well. Rising pop artist Whitney McClain  gladly rose to the occasion with her recent single “TOP SPOT,” which announces itself as a vibrant, bouncy and infectious anthem showcasing McClain’s dynamic vocal range, charisma, and versatile presentation. As a vocalist and performer, she imbues a style with nods and touches of 2000’s era pop along with elements of soul and R&B which help create a well-rounded and sonically varied production. This allows the track to feel fresh and distinct despite any familiar influences or subject matter.

In terms of craft and arrangement, “TOP SPOT” benefits from its breezy melodies and uplifting hook that allow the track to maintain its own momentum; and undeniably establishes itself as an earworm for listeners as well. As a performer and songwriter, Whitney McClain displays a genuine artistic progression here and “TOP SPOT” manages to solidify her as an vital, organic and engaging talent. Her songwriting is relatable, authentic and offers a welcome dose of positivity and fun that’s sure to appeal to fans and listeners of the genre. Overall “TOP SPOT” is a welcome addition to the genre and a strong offering of McClain’s diverse talents and style. Judging by the results here, she may well be reaching that coveted “TOP SPOT” soon.

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Kenny Bieber is a local music journalist and photographer who also highly values a good pun, quality milkshake and swears he doesn’t have too many records. He’s generally just happy to be here.


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