Maya McClean, The Love Story behind “The One”

Maya McClean

The Love Story behind “The One”

About Maya McClean

Maya McClean, singer, actress, & dancer toured with Prince for over 13 years. She shares her experience falling in love, being inspired by it, and driven to work on the qualities that she loves in the other person on herself. The song is inspired by the deep longing for the other and the self-awareness that comes with the attachment.

“I was already in love with him from that first moment, on that first date. Part of me was like, ‘Well, I can go home and cry myself to sleep and be in bed for the whole weekend and just be in misery or I can really look at what I’m actually in love with this person.”

More on Maya McClean

Producer: Mingjie Zhai; Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Camera: Mingjie Zhai, Aido Rojo, and Destiny Storm; Sound Engineer: Johnny Dodge

Transform Heartbreak into a Love Story 

Access Playbook

Maya McClean’s Creative Expressions

The Love Story Playbook: The Mystery of Love is Revealed in 3 Acts.

1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

Act I: For Now We See A Reflection as in a Mirror

Act II: …Then We Shall See Face to Face…

Act III: …For Now I Know in Part, Then I Shall Know Fully, Even as I am Fully Known.

About The Love Story

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit publication, educational program, and production company whose mission is to inspire the broken-hearted to transform pain into a passion, choose self-expression over self-destruction, and transform your heartbreak into a love story.

To date, our organization runs on in-kind donations, volunteers, and member supported contributions. We have partnered up with various affiliate partners and 5-10% of your purchases will support producing free interviews like the one above. Thank you for your support.

Love and Blessings,


Mingjie Zhai

Founding Producer

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”-Rumi

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