Dara Maclean is featured on iTunes as one of the select New Artists To Watch while her breakthrough single ‘Suitcases’ is the Discovery Download of the week. The song is from her full-length debut ‘You Got My Attention’, available exclusively at iTunes now and everywhere else on Tuesday (July 12). The vocalist and songwriter wrote or co-wrote all 12 of the tracks on the album, produced by Ian Eskelin.
“While listening to my dad speak one Sunday morning, I remember hearing him say, ‘You can’t run when you’re holding suitcases’ and it immediately sparked,” Maclean said about ‘Suitcases’. “I imagined trying to navigate through life, while holding suitcases that were bursting at the seams. One flies open and out comes a baby blanket, which is a metaphor of fears, doubts and insecurities. Then a picture of an ex-boyfriend falls out and we start to realize, what we’ve held onto from our past, is the very thing holding us back from our future. I hope this song is an anthemic reminder for us to set baggage aside daily and live free.”
Watch a live ‘Suitcases’ performance below.