Chloe ‘Chlöe’ Bailey,
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Chlöe Brings ‘In Pieces’ to NPR's Tiny Desk

Chloe Bailey, known mononymously as Chlöe, performed on her long-awaited NPR Tiny Desk Concerts special.

Chlöe Bailey, one-half of sister duo Chloe x Halle, made her solo NPR Tiny Desk Concerts debut on Tuesday (September 5). Recorded in June, the special marked Chlöe’s second time on the concert series, last appearing with younger sister, Halle Bailey, in December 2020.

During the 19-minute engagement, the 25-year-old performed selections off her debut album In Pieces, including the titular track, “Surprise,” “Body Do,” “I Don’t Mind,” “Worries,” and “Cheatback,” although collaborator Future was not present.

A sentimental Chlöe opened up about “Worries” while performing: "A lot of times I've been broken down and the cracks will be left, but that doesn't make me imperfect or it doesn't take away any beauty I have deep inside,” she said.

Chlöe: Tiny Desk

Chlöe is currently on the second leg of the In Pieces Tour, with dates in Norfolk, Charlotte, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale, before concluding September 21st in London. Along with music, Chlöe’s acting schedule has been full throughout the year, as she appeared in the Prime Video show Swarmand Peacock musician film Praise This. Next, Chlöe will appear in films The Georgetown Project, Midas Touch, Girl From The North Country, and Sneaks.

Chloe x Halle are also set to reunite for a third album, which the pair revealed to Popsugar last month. “I am so excited for the top of next year when we start honing in again on our third album. I know we're really excited. It's going to be so special,” Chlöe said. “We've both lived a lot and we've grown a lot. And then we'll be able to put our minds together again for an even more special project. I think that, in this time, sis and I have grown great individual fan bases and it'll even help when it comes back to our duo project for people to really pay attention and have more eyes and ears on it than ‘Ungodly Hour’ did.”