Chlöe Bailey’s debut solo album has finally arrived. The 14-track project features previously released singles “Pray It Away” and “How Does It Feel,” featuring Chris Brown. Other features on the LP include Missy Elliott (“Told Ya”) and Future (“Cheatback”). She performed the latter on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week ahead of the album release.
Chlöe released the cover art earlier this month and explained the detailed intentions of the LP cover.
“I saw a photo of a porcelain doll 3 years ago, holding her heart just like this, and from then, I said this will be my album cover… that same day I also wrote heart on my sleeve,” she recalled. “The beginning of a scary and exciting journey for me. This cover represents so much for me, down to the color of my hair. When I had red hair 1.5 years ago, it was one of the darkest times in my life. That’s why I never wore it again.”
She then went on to explain her definition of “perfect.”
“I find the beauty in my flaws and how in actuality, that’s what makes me perfect.” She added, “I find beauty in all of the cracks that show people I’ve been broken down before, because I’ve gotten up every time. I wear my heart as my armor.”
She continued: “In Pieces is for the ones who hold the people up around them while barely holding themselves. In Pieces is for the people who continue to get stabbed in the back, heartbroken by the ones they thought they could trust, but STILL that doesn’t change their heart and how they love. In Pieces is for the ones like me, who wear their outer shell so well that you’d have no idea what they’re going through.”
Chlöe’s In Pieces follows her Grammy-nominated Ungodly Hour with her younger sister Halle Bailey in 2020.