Dara Maclean’s debut album You Got My Attention is earning her the attention of many. Growing up in a ministry focused family, leading worship was something that was almost inevitable for Dara. "I grew up singing, dancing and acting, and it's been in the church world. Music has always equaled ministry to me. Ministering to the broken, unloved and discouraged and ultimately showing people God's better way is what's in my heart. It's how I'm wired."
Her first single “Suitcases” is a song about Christ’s unconditional love and displays Dara’s powerhouse vocals as well as her gift as a songwriter. "My parents and I minister together as a family and during one service my dad said, ‘You can’t run when you’re holding suitcases.’ I’ll never forget it. This song is my encouragement to us all to let go of the baggage of the past.”
Maclean's debut album is a soulful dynamic of 70’s Motown mixed with urban pop, all sounds that influenced Dara growing up. The 25-year-old Texas native, worked with Dove award winning producer Ian Eskelin on the album and together they’ve created a fresh vibe that you can’t help but move to. "I love making music you can move and groove to," she says, "but at the same time, as Christian artists we have a responsibility to speak the truth of the finished work of Christ in love."
Her latest single “Yours Forever” talks about real, pure love in it’s truest form, “The song has a special place in my heart cause it sounds like a love song, and it really kind of is that in a different way,” she says. “My biggest successes and failures, and things that I’ve learned, have had to do with matters of the heart. For me, it’s just about discovering satisfaction and wholeness, and realizing the only thing that will ever be enough is love...the purest form of love.”
Dara Maclean is currently on the Acoustic Christmas Tour with Sanctus Real, and Sidewalk Prophets.
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