Album Spotlight: Chloe and Halle’s “The Kids Are Alright”
The premier album by sisterhood bonded duo Chloe And Halle The Kids Are Alright takes pop, soul, R&B and hip hop sounds and fuse them together for a fierce introduction to the music industry. Although the two have existed in entertainment and music spaces, this debut album gives fans a distinct sound and voice, prevalent in their art and still growing.
Chloe And Halle, groomed by Beyonce herself have blossomed from YouTube music covers of popular song to creating their own sound. One of these covers included the sisters version of Pretty Hurts which caught the attention of Queen Bey and they were signed to her company, Parkwood Entertainment.
While the duo has released an EP in 2016 Symphony and an experimental mixtape The Two Of Us in 2017, The Kids Are Alright makes their first official album.
Since the album became available on Tidal, my go-to streaming service, it has been on repeat. While Chloe And Halle are only 19 and 17 respectively, they have created an age appropriate album without falling into the trap of a “kiddie bop” compilation. Partly due to the strength of their voices, the duo manage to deliver eclectic and inspiring music that any age can enjoy.
The sisters who currently star on FreeForm’s Grown-Ish do not abide by industry rules, a trait arguably fostered by Beyonce. The album is jazzy, fun, and free. With some super dope features, The Kids Are Alright explores concepts of womanhood, aspects love and feelings of hope and empowerment. I enjoyed the album from beginning to end, and rarely desired to skip a song.
Chloe And Halle are credited as songwriters on every track. Halle plays the guitar and Chloe produces their sound. The sisters say they have worked on the album for over 3 years before both their EP and mixtape. If you ask me, the process has paid off.
In a time where newer groups are disbanding and older groups are rebranding, attempting to make the new millennium comeback, Chloe And Halle prove their genuine formula is working.
While I enjoyed every song, below are my six favorite tracks from Chloe and Halle’s The Kids Are Alright