“Individually we are one drop, collectively we are an ocean.”
That is how the Bailey sisters, Chloe and Halle describe themselves on their social media bios, and that metaphoric description could not be anymore accurate. Among the first signees to Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, a management company with a current roster of three artists, Chloe and Halle have finally put out their long awaited single “Drop.”
With production from Chloe (17) and guitarwork by Halle (15), the pair of Atlanta-born sisters’ new song “Drop” is their first venture into solo and original music. Having been featured on compilation records with Radio Disney and First Lady Michelle Obama’s girl power posse cut “This Is For My Girls,” Chloe and Halle have already worked with the likes of Kelly Rowland, Missy Elliott, and Kelly Clarkson. On “Drop,” the girls bring together overt R&B girl group vibes (a la Destiny’s Child) with a hard hitting rap verse to punctuate the sweeping vocals. The song takes vocal cues from Janelle Monae during the choruses as well as Willow Smith in its carefree attitude and “Black girl magic.”
In the video for “Drop,” directed by Andy Hines, the sisters find themselves on an expansive Western plain, the same backdrop used in major motion pictures like Transformers and Django Unchained. Chloe and Halle ride horses, execute tight choreography, and are joined by their beautiful and natural locs. Having come a long from making YouTube cover videos (where they were discovered singing Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts”), Chloe and Halle are excited about the immense opportunities being presented to them.
“‘DROP” is very special to us because it was one of the first songs we fully wrote and produced ourselves,” they said to Fader Magazine. “It gave us the courage to trust our instincts. To see how it was made from our living room, to turning into something much bigger, is super exciting! We’re so happy that we got to do our first video in such a huge way, and we have Beyoncé to thank for that. We love her so much.”
Chloe and Halle may have only put out their debut single, but the sisters are perfectly poised to take on the world with their fresh and innovative sound. Reports have swirled that they are set to open up for their boss lady during her Formation world tour, but only time will tell, as Chloe and Halle as tight lipped as Beyoncé when it comes to spilling news.
Watch Chloe and Halle’s video for “Drop” up above.