After three years of work, sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey have released their debut album The Kids Are Alright.
The teens, both actors on the Black-ish spin-off show Grown-ish on Freeform, were signed to Beyoncé’s label, Parkwood Entertainment, after their Youtube cover video of “Pretty Hurts” went viral in 2013.
Since signing to Parkwood, the Baileys has gone on to release an EP, a mix-tape called The Two of Us and appeared on former first lady Michelle Obama’s charity music single “This is For My Girls“. And that’s not all. Not only have they opened for Beyoncé during her Formation World Tour and appeared in her Lemonade visual album but their single “Grown” appears as the theme song for Grown-ish and “Warrior” is featured on the Ava DuVernay’s directed A Wrinkle in Time movie.
Chloe and Halle’s unique sound has evolved since their 2016 EP Sugar Symphony. Their ethereal vocals and love of classic jazz melodies remain but are now paired with contemporary R&B beats. On their 18-track album, the duo’s vocals soar as they meditate on growing up, fake friends, and everything being alright in the end–both as individuals and on a larger scale of what is going on in the world around them. The debut album release comes complete with a short film.
Not only are the “kids” alright but they’re flourishing under Beyoncé’s guidance. Listen to their album below.