Chlöe released her debut album, In Pieces, a victory with features to solidify her presence in the music industry and astounding vocals to prove her rank among emerging generational talents.
Before the release of her album, Chlöe tested the waters with hot singles, scandalous music videos, and high-energy performances for her songs “Have Mercy,” “Treat Me,” and “Surprise.” The hits produced viral performances at the VMAs and BET Awards.
Chlöe is ready to bring forth a full body of work with In Pieces. The LP consists of 14 tracks and runs for 38 minutes. There is more than enough time for Chlöe to feed her clovers and other listeners glistening harmonies and melodies, experimental sounds, and 808s that are meant to command bodies like puppets on the dance floor.
“Told Ya” could be crowned as the most experimental track on the album! Missy Elliott is featured on the track, and immediately at the opening, you can tell Chlöe tapped into her CXH bag, bearing a striking resemblance to Ungodly Hour’s “ROYL.” The difference is that Missy Elliott drops a verse with an ensnaring sound, Chlöe is serving vocals, and the beat is ever-changing, keeping listeners captivated and intrigued. And most importantly, Chlöe got the signature stamp from Missy Elliott: “New Chlöe!”
Other features include two of the album’s singles, “How Does It Feel” featuring Chris Brown and “Cheatback” featuring Future. Music videos have been released for both, and Chlöe performed “Cheatback” on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
This project is the appetizer that Chlöe needed to deliver to the world. With the big tracks and trendy sounds, she is proving she can flawlessly meet mainstream demands. Then there are the tracks that were strategically laced throughout the body of work self-produced by Chlöe herself.
“Body Do” is a certified hit crafted for the dance floor with a deeper message. Chlöe is the track’s producer. She glides over an electric beat filled to the brim with bass and layered with vocals to enchant listeners into dancing in sync to her saying, “But I’ma trust what that body do, yeah, I’ma trust what that body do.” This track is a warning that whenever she’s ready, she’ll be the pop star of this generation.
The next track, “I Don’t Mind,” glides listeners straight into utopia. Chlöe has managed to sneakily infuse subtle afro beats over a pop sound, which puts her in a league of champions. On the track, she showcases her range and blesses listeners ears with echos and harmonies in her upper octave, creating a refreshing new sound to compliment her runs!
The best part about Chlöe is that she knows what she sounds like, and she knows what’s good. Which means when she produces her own tracks, it’s a creative, ethereal, and unique experience. It’s her self-production that gets her called a ‘siren.’ She laces the tracks with bass, harmonies, runs, and melodies that sound so comfortable for a sound only she can create. And that’s exactly what she’s teasing here, preparing the masses for her capabilities to self-produce masterworks that can’t be replicated.
Maybe “In Pieces” could be remade, but the range, layering, arranging, and soul won’t be of the same essence Chlöe used to bring all her experiences to life. I must recant and apologize for any doubts or dislikes I had before; “In Pieces” proved me wrong. I’m here, I’m present, and most of all, I’m a fan. Bravo, Queen, we’re throwing roses. You’re a star!
Someone’s Calling (Chlöe): 10/10
Pray It Away: 9/10
Body Do: 10/10
I Don’t Mind: 10/10
Fallin 4 You: 8/10
How Does It Feel: 7/10
Feel Me Cry: 8/10
Make It Look Easy: 9/10
Looze U: 7/10
Told Ya: 9/10
Heart On My Sleeve: 10/10
In Pieces: 10/10