Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter-pianist Maggie McClure, who hails from Norman, is releasing today her new album, “Time Moves On,” on her own label.
“Time Moves On” was produced by Justin Glasco (Dan Wilson, Tyler Hilton, Gary Jules, Margaret Cho, Adrianne Gonzalez, Garrison Starr and Cary Brothers).
“I feel extremely connected to this album,” McClure says in a news release. “It’s very personal, and I did a lot experiment-ing. I didn’t want to play it safe. It’s about embarking on new and unpredictable journeys and making improvements to create your future.”
The album chronicles her move from Norman to Los Angeles to further pursue her music career and a new and empowered outlook on life based on being brave enough to seek out and embrace a centered existence. “Time Moves On” follows a self-titled album, two EPs, a handful of singles, an impressive synch licensing resume, and nearly a thousand shows.
McClure’s gift for confessional songwriting that’s broad appealing has enabled her music to garner plum synch placements. Her songs have appeared in the film “Cowgirls N’ Angels,” and in such television shows as “Dr. Phil,” “The Real World,” “Worst Prom Ever,” “The Hills,” “The City,” “The Vineyard,” “The Young And The Restless” and “Cougar Town.” As a performer, she’s done 750-plus shows across the United States—on separate occasions opening for Sara Bareilles and Tony Lucca. She sang the National Anthem at the first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance.
Additionally, McClure has been knocking on different doors of the entertainment business to further her music career. She was a featured background extra on Matthew Morrison’s (Mr. Schu in “Glee”) music video for “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” and she is currently singing the role of Violetta on the English version of Disney Channel Latin America’s “Violetta” that is airing in the UK and across the globe.
A major factor of McClure’s success has been her hardworking nature. She is completely independent, and assumes the roles of label, booking agent, and manager.
“I’m a true believer that if you want something to happen, you have to make it happen,” she says in the release.
McClure will play a home state album release show at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N Western. For more information, go to www.ticketstorm.com.