"We are beyond happy to be joining the Hollywood Records family,” shared the McClain Sisters. “Music has always been a part of our lives and now we cannot wait to share our music with everyone.”
The McClain Sisters are quite openly Christians and three strong young women who strongly believe in the unity of family. These three girls love their parents and look up to them for inspiration and strength. They say they are who they are because of the strength and guidance they get from their parents. It was quite a testament to me that parents can raise strong well articulated women to make a difference in this world and I pray for that for my own daughter. She can make a difference too. Disney’s Friends for Change enables children to make change, to rise above their circumstances and improve their communities which also happens to illustrate the main theme of the Disneynature film Chimpanzee.
“it’s mostly about unity. The unity in the movie was just really amazing, ’cause they couldn’t really do anything without each other, and they were never far away from each other, and that was really good.” (from one of the McClain Sisters)
Since Friends for Change the McClain sisters said they’ve been inspired in so many different ways:
And, um, since Friends for Change, we’ve started recycling and turning water off [OVERLAP] —
SIERRA : Turning the water off.
SISTER : Exactly, exactly.
SISTER : And lights.
SISTER : Exactly. Stuff like that, so it’s really changed our lives, and we were really excited.
Chimpanzee’s song Rise was created by the McClain Sisters. They saw a very early version of Chimpanzee and used Oscar and his ability to rise above his circumstances, and how the group of his family of Chimpanzees worked together to stay strong keeping a rival group of Chimpanzees from taking their land. I’ve heard the song a few times and it’s just as inspirational as the story of Oscar. Sierra specifically said, “You know, when, hopefully, everybody saw the movie, but when he lost his mom. And probably when — a lot of the battle scenes too because it’s a very inspirational record, and it’s uplifting, you know, and it’s spiritual and that was a big thing for the movie, you know, how they all had to stick together if they wanted to survive, you know, they had to be together, you know, and the lyrics was, "Together we’ll rise””
I really loved listening to The McClain sisters, they’re such wonderful role models for young kids. They use each other for strength. Sierra said, “You know, I really don’t know what I would do without those two, so, definitely, just to stick close, like I can’t even stress that enough. You know. Just to — you know, with your family, you know, it’s important to have that strong foundation, you know, with every family member.”
Disney and Global Resort Homes paid for most of the expenses for the Chimpanzee Red Carpet Premiere.