Chlöe Says Her Debut Album Will Show Listeners Who She Really Is: ‘You’ll Understand Me As an Artist’
Chlöe Bailey‘s talent as a musician is undeniable. Since she first emerged online singing with her sister Halle to her solo career today, Chlöe has shown that she’s the real deal. And fans of the Atlanta-raised singer will get to know her even better on her upcoming solo debut album.
Chlöe rose to fame as a part of Chlöe x Halle
Chlöe and Halle first launched their YouTube channel in 2011, and the two young sisters would cover various songs together such as Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had.” In 2013, they covered Beyoncé’s song “Pretty Hurts,” which caught the attention of Bey herself: she signed them to Parkwood Entertainment, and went on to invite them to appear in her 2016 visual album Lemonade and open for her on her Formation World Tour that same year.
In 2018, Chlöe x Halle released their debut album The Kids Are Alright, followed by their sophomore LP Ungodly Hour in 2020. After that, the two sisters began to focus on their solo careers, as Halle is set to appear in the new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, while Chlöe is working hard as a solo artist.
Chlöe’s debut album will introduce fans to who she really is
Chlöe released her debut solo single “Have Mercy” in 2021, followed by her second single “Treat Me” in early 2022. With both songs, Chlöe showed that she was a confdient, grown woman with a lot to say and the musical abilities to say it.
She’s remained tight-lipped about when she;’ll be releasing her solo album, but told The Breakfast Club that it’s going to be a complete reflection of who she is.
“I can’t wait for people to hear the whole body of work, because it’s so many different sounds and layers to me, and I feel like when you hear the full project you’ll understand me as an artist,” she said.
Chlöe struggles with self-confidence sometimes
Despite showing that she’s a fearless person with “Have Mercy” and “Treat Me,” Chlöe is a real person, just like everyone else, and has times when she has to hype herself up. Now, in her early twenties, she’s learning how to speak up for herself at every opportunity.
“I’m learning every day that I have to command respect and boss up,” she said, “and it’s really hard for me right now, if I’m being honest, because I’m 23, I’m just learning to command respect and attention when I walk into a room and to just have people respect me for who I am as a woman. Not what I look like, but my mental and how I speak and everything like that.”
“I have times where I have to give myself a little pep talk and then I do it, so it’s taken me a while, but I’m learning it now,” she continued. “If something doesn’t really sit right with me, or if I wished it was another way, or going this way and I know how I want it to be, I just kind of have to speak out for it. If I don’t fight for myself, then no one else will, you know? So that’s what I’m learning.”