McKenna Loren’s interest in music was sparked at a young age. Her songwriting ability became apparent shortly after making a decision to focus on guitar and voice theory at the age of 12. Her first singles, “Brought Down” and “Twelve Hours,” were written in 2010 and 2011.
McKenna soon began recording her originals with Otto D’Agnolo of Chaton Studios in Phoenix, and performing regularly at venues including Ground Control Gastropub; Arizona’s Kidstock; Verrado Founder’s Days (featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Romantics, Andy Grammer and Steven Page); and the Arizona State Fair.
McKenna’s first official single, “You Can’t Beat The City,” was released on December 4, 2012. Her first EP, “DIVE IN,” debuted June 25th, 2013. Listeners can hear her music on KGUP 106.5 FM, WOS Radio, WOAfm99 (India/Dubai) and, most recently, Butterflies Radio. Her music video for You Can’t Beat The City was included in Season 2 of WOA TV – All Things Music.
Nominated for the 2014 Artist in Music Awards for Best Music Video and Best Country Artist, McKenna’s musical influences include Florence + The Machine, The Killers, Jack Johnson, Lana Del Rey, John Mayer, and Imagine Dragons.