The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.
And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.
Few at her age can say they have achieved as much as singer, songwriter and pianist Maggie McClure.
her own material since middle school, one of the Norman native’s
original songs, “Good Morning and Good Night,” will be featured in its
entirety during the opening credits of the motion picture Cowgirls n’ Angels, which was shot in Oklahoma and is scheduled to open Friday in limited release.
song is one of the only songs that’s not country in the movie,” McClure
said, noting it will be featured on the film’s soundtrack album.
“It really stands out among the other songs that are in it.”
Last month, she represented the film at the Dallas International Film Festival, where Cowgirls n’ Angels had its world premiere.
“It was pretty surreal and really awesome to hear something I created and worked on in a movie theater,” said the 25-year-old.
Cowgirls n’ Angels director Timothy Armstrong said McClure’s song was perfect for the film’s opening.
McClure sings with sweet innocence and profound insight at the same
time,” he said. “We were thrilled to be able to use Maggie’s song, ‘Good
Morning and Good Night,’ over the opening credits. The song sets a
perfect mood for the themes of the film: hope, redemption and the
importance of family.”
goal is to get her music placed in more films and television programs.
Her résumé boasts aural appearances on shows such as MTV reality series The Hills and The City, and the long-running CBS soap opera The Young and The Restless, but McClure considers the latest as the greatest.
“Having this placement in a film being released in theaters is my biggest accomplishment this far,” she said.
The musician leads a busy life in Los Angeles with her husband, but the pair are back in Oklahoma for the film’s release.
how the movie performs, McClure has plenty of projects in the works,
including a potential role on a singing competition reality show, The Star Next Door, which is being produced by Queen Latifah and is set to air on The CW.
“It’s really awesome that everything is just a stepping stone,” she said. “It all happens in a specific order for a reason.”