Chlöe, formerly known as Chloe Bailey, has finally released her debut album, In Pieces, under So So Recording Group. The release follows the successful launch of her lead single, “Have Mercy,” which went platinum in the summer of 2021, and “How Does it Feel” featuring Chris Brown. The album features a total of 14 tracks, with each showcasing her versatility and growth as an artist. It includes collaborations with Latto, Missy Elliot, and gives fans a glimpse of her vocal prowess and production skills. While the album touches on faith and relationships, it is also filled with fun and upbeat tracks that fans are sure to love, like “Body Do.” Overall, In Pieces is a testament to Chlöe’s musical journey, and she has proven that she is here to stay. Standout tracks from the album include “Feel Me Cry,” “In Pieces,” and “Make It Look Easy.”
Overall, In Pieces is a strong debut album from Chlöe that showcases her vocal range and artistry, as well as her ability to evolve beyond her previous work with Chloe x Halle. While the album has a cohesive sound, there is enough diversity in the subject matter and production to keep things interesting.
Chlöe’s faith is a recurring theme throughout the album, but it never feels heavy-handed or preachy. Instead, she uses it as a source of strength and inspiration to navigate relationships and life’s challenges.
The standout tracks on the album are “Feel Me Cry,” “In Pieces,” and “Make It Look Easy,” but there are no weak spots on the record. Each song offers something different and adds to the overall experience.
It’s clear that Chlöe put a lot of thought and effort into crafting this album, and it shows in the quality of the music. She has proven herself as a solo artist and demonstrated that she has a bright future ahead of her.
Overall rating: 8 out of 10.