ChloexHalle "Ungodly Hour": A Must Listen
Written by: Briana Wright @misswrighttv
Photo via abcnews.go.com (Chloe on the left, Halle on the right)
For those who aren't familiar with ChloexHalle, they are an R&B duo; singers, songwriters, actresses and musicians. They gained popularity after posting a series of YouTube videos.
Their cover of Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" in particular, set them off! Beyoncé saw the video and was impressed; later signing them to her label Parkwood Entertainment and it's been up for the two ever since.
You may also know them from their roles on the Freeform show "Grown-ish" starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Diggy Simmons and more. The two play twin track stars Jaz (Chloe) and Sky (Halle).
Their newest album Ungodly Hour, dropped Friday, June 12th and I felt like it was worth writing about for one reason: It makes me feel good!
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The 13-track album not only is catchy and fun, but it displays their variation and growth. In layman's terms: if you were sleeping on them before, now you're woke.
What I like most about the album is its deviation from the typical R&B story line, heart break. For instance, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker and Kehlani all make phenomenal music but I, personally, can't listen to it all the time (their whole album that is). I don't wanna be in my feelings all the time and Ungodly Hour gives me the perfect balance.
My personal fave, "Forgive Me" is about sh*tting on your ex [not crying over them]. "Baby Girl" seems to tackle all the feelings most young women encounter when the weight of the world just seems too heavy. Almost like a Solange "Cranes in the Sky" vibe- when you try a bunch of things to make it better and when nothing seems to work, you keep trying because you have to, "...do it for the girls/ all around the world," as the duo says.
"Tipsy" is about the kind of love that makes you crazy- emphasis on the crazy in this song's case, but it's fun nonetheless. "Ungodly Hour" the song that the album is titled after, is a message to their love interest to love yourself, work on you, and then we can try this.
I can keep going but I think you get the point; the variety is unique and shows their talent [reminder: they're writing these songs too y'all]. The vocals are THERE 100%, the range between the two of them is on another level.
Angelic meets spicy is how I would describe it. The Atlanta duo was young when they first gained attention in 2014. Even now they're only 20 (Halle) and 21 (Chloe) and their role on "Grown-ish" probably contributes the teenage aura that they give off but the album matures them for sure.
I would recommend this listen for a variety of occasions but if I had to narrow it down to one it would be on my self-care Sunday playlist. All kinds of grown & sexy, I'm that b*tch, don't disrupt my peace, kinds of vibes.
Thank you ChloexHalle for blessing us with this album. Check out Ungodly Hour now available on all platforms.