Chloe x Halle Are No Angels On Melodic, Defiant New Album 'Ungodly Hour'
By Paris Close
June 12, 2020
Chloe x Halle shed their angel wings on their sophomore album.
Two years after unleashing their debut record The Kids Are Alright, R&B singers and real-life sisters in song, Chloe and Halle Bailey, returned with second studio project, Ungodly Hour. With their follow-up effort, comprised of 13 new tracks, fans will be pleased to hear the artists imbue their signature sweet jams with a shot of sophistication, signaling an exciting coming-of-age from two of today's most promising vocal talents.
Chloe x Halle's Ungodly Hour comes weeks after the dynamic duo dropped previously released singles "Catch Up" featuring Swae Lee and Mike Will Made-It, "Do It," the pair's sassiest and most successful single to date, as well as the newly-released "Forgive Me," a flexing, badass farewell to an unrequited lover.
Embracing vulnerability, unreciprocated love, and maturing through emotional experiences appear to be running themes on the record, a mark Chloe x Halle — who has maintained a fairly-family friendly image — illustrate on songs like "Tipsy," "Wonder What She Thinks of Me," and "Lonely."
“We called it Ungodly Hour because it’s okay to not be perfect all the time," Chloe told BBC Radio 1. We wanted to challenge the idea of us being these perfect angels that everybody has this image of us in their head.”
It's a relatable concept that succeeds from start to finish, and even their mentor, Beyonce, whose Parkwood Entertainment released the LP, was pleased with the project.
"When we sent her the album, she said that she loved it and didn’t have any notes. [We] were like, 'Oh wow!'" they shared. "She must really like it because she always sends notes, which we appreciate and add in most of the time. I’m really proud of this album and if she loves it, I hope everyone else loves it, too."
Photo: Chloe x Halle/Parkwood