The McClain Sisters will premiere their new single “Rise” on Radio Disney today! Tune in during Radio Disney Take Over with Ernie D. at 6pm ET/3pm PT to hear “Rise,” the new inspirational anthem for the Disney Friends for Change project. The music video for the song premieres on March 25th at 8pm on Disney Channel.
In a recent interview with Celebbuzz the sisters talked about the song, shooting the video, their upcoming album, fashion, and their excitement for the release of The Hunger Games which is in theaters now!
What’s the main reason you girls decided to pursue your music career?
Sierra McClain: We’ve been singing together for as long as we can remember, so we were like ‘why not just make a career out of it?’ and just do it together.
What can we expect from the album coming out? What kind of style is it?
Lauryn McClain: It’s very different
S: Pop urban, energetic stuff. It is a lot of very different stuff. Some acoustic based stuff, we all play guitar so we got to have some acoustic songs in there.
L: Even electric.
S: Yes, even some electric. So there is a difference and a variety to it and we’re very excited.
What can you tell us about Chimpanzee, which your song ‘Rise’ is featured on?
L: It’s a heart-moving movie and families can go see it and they are going to love it. It’s about this little chimp who’s so cute and he’s got all this charisma — for a chimp.
China Anne McClain: He’s curious and he watches all these people doing stuff and he tries to do it too.
L: He goes through all these ups and downs … it’s a great movie. It’s not just about Oscar, but about the whole world and everybody. It’s so close and personal.
And that’s how your song ties the movie together?
L: The song talks about unity. There’s a big lesson in this movie and we’re excited for everybody to hear it and see it!
You recently filmed a music video for that. How was the shoot?
S: That was actually our first music video together and it was so much fun. We were like crying and it was great.
C: It was really great and there were all these really cool lights that were going everywhere. So, you’ll see a really awesome light show.
L: It’s premiering the March 25 during an episode of Austin and Ally and we’re really excited.
So what are your fashion must haves?
C: I always have to have shoes. Like a cool pair of shoes, wedges or lip gloss is probably something that I always have to have with me. Oh I almost forgot suspenders. I love suspenders and nerdy glasses.
L: For me I love vests. I love vests and ties.
S: I’m going to say any type of accessory like necklaces. I have my jewelry and I like earrings, I’m a big hoops fan. I wear hoops all the time.
What are your thoughts on the Hunger Games?
L: Me and China are so excited because we read the books. We were in New York and we were like crying because we couldn’t make it to the premiere.
S: You would’ve thought they were like the casting directors for the film, because every time the press released a new character they were like, ‘oh yeah they fit, oh yeah’.
C: Yeah we were like ‘yes they fit, they might have to die their hair but yes they’re great.’ We both really keep up with it so we’re excited for it to come out.