From the moment you hear the lush harmonies of Chloe and Halle Bailey, they will move you to another world, which is why they have already secured the firm gaze of none other than, Beyonce.
Let’s just say this album is exactly what ya gal needed to hear with all that’s going on around the world right now, which is why we had no choice but to take a peek at their second album, ‘Ungodly Hour’.
It’s obvious the duo know their voices better than anyone, as they continue to take their talents to the next level, experimenting with a variety of sounds all while ensuring their mesmerising voices remain front and centre.
Their new album is an expression of Chloe and Halle’s growth and maturity, not just musically but also more broadly.
“I feel like we’ve come a long way and in our growth as young women, so you’d definitely be able to hear that in the music,” Halle told Apple Music.
It’s clear the girls keep it raw and real throughout, as they own their sexuality but also the chaos that comes with being an adult and trying to find your place in the world.
Although this body of work appears uplifting, there are layers of darkness underneath.
“A lot of the world sees us as like little perfect angels, and we want to show the different layers of us.
“We’re not perfect, we’re growing into grown women and we wanted to show all of that,” Chloe said.
Here are ya gal’s top five tunes from the album, in no particular order.
‘Baby Girl’ is a female empowerment anthem, but Halle expressed the tune was actually written as a personal reminder of her strength when she was feeling a bit down. Written in Malibu, just after Christmas when the duo decided to head off to stay at an Airbnb and wrote the tune.
Ultimately, this is the song you need to play when you want to snap our of those times when you’re feeling overwhelmed and insecure.
‘Do It’ is such an energetic bop and was crafted alongside Victoria Monet and Scott Storch. The girls described how creating the tune wasn’t necessarily about going out there to make it a ‘hit’, rather they were just having fun and the tune evolved more spontaneously. So crank up your speakers as this is one song that will make you want to get up and dance.
‘Ungodly Hour’ is one of my personal favourites and that production is just gooooolden. This tune first evolved nearing the conclusion of 2018 when the duo came across a memorable phrase in a magazine, “the trouble with angels”. This is really an album where the girls wanted to express their sexuality.
Both in their early 20s, the girls wanted to show that young women can own their sexuality in a beautiful way and not be afraid of it.
If you listen closely to the lyrics, this song is about being in situationship with someone who isn’t ready to fully commit and settle down with you but the connection is there. But as women, sometimes the best option is to walk away by knowing that you won’t accept it, because real love is about accepting all sides of you partner, flaws and all.
Let’s say I’ve been playing this one on repeat, there’s something about the production on ‘Don’t Make It Harder On Me’ reminds you of an old-school ‘blues’ flavour, instantly taking you back to the 70s.
Once again, ‘Lonely’ just hits deep on another level, the melody is easygoing and something you can easily play on a late night drive by the ocean. The tune was actually inspired by a friend and was written to uplift whoever is out there feeling alone and helps them understand that’s okay.
Despite all the societal pressures, it’s about taking a step back and live your life knowing that when your alone, owning your beauty and knowing it’s fine to be by yourself.
“At the end of the day, you are a beautiful should inside and out, and as long as you are okay with loving yourself wholeheartedly, then you can be whoever you want to be, and you can thrive,” Halle said.
And… I think we’re going to leave it at that.
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