April McLean

April McLean

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

McLean's writing continues to mature and evolve, with the contemplations taking on a greater world view. The compassion and healing that McLean has achieved on a personal level is now projected outward in stunning fashion.

Biography

April McLean is a unique singer/songwriter whose music draws on influences as diverse as Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann. Her disarmingly vulnerable lyrics explore themes of insecurity, empowerment and healing.

At 19, April's intensely personal yet universally-themed music found an audience at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she won a number of songwriting competitions. After college, April moved to Nashville to hone her skills as a songwriter and performer and she wrote under contract with Warner-Chapell Music (Los Angeles) for two years. April was asked to record her song 'Inside Out' for a multi-artist album called The Mercy Project. Martina McBride and Amy Grant were among the other artists featured and the proceeds were donated to a program that helps troubled girls and young women around the world.

April's first independent release, Becoming (2002) garnered glowing reviews and several cuts featured on the hit WB show "Felicity". The radio-ready single “Superhero” was included in the best-selling DVD and video releases of the show's first and second seasons. Recently April and her producers have put the finishing touches on her newest release, Darbytown Road. One of the standout songs, 'Head Over Heels' has already been placed in two episodes of the WB TV show "What I Like About You", starring Jennie Garth and Amanda Bynes. Both episodes are airing in syndication on the CW.

Discography

2007 - Darbytown Road
2002 - Becoming