Chlöe Bailey has a new single on the way, and it’s coming sooner than you think.
“Surprise! Picking up very soon… Can you guess the date? 6/??/22,” the singer wrote on Twitter above the official “Surprise” cover. In the photo, the rising R&B star sleeps topless in a warmly lit room, her ears and wrist dripping with massive diamonds.
The new track will serve as a follow-up to the older half of Chloe x Halle’s 2021 hit “Have Mercy” — which peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA — as well as April’s Treats. me.”
Bailey has been planning the rollout of her long-awaited debut solo album since at least last summer. She hinted Billboard in an exclusive interview back when the studio set was filled with “such bad energy” and she was “the most liberated and happiest I’ve felt” when she premiered in the studio.
Since then, she’s performed a dark rendition of “Have Mercy” at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, earned her first No. 1 solo on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts, and covered songs from everyone from Adele (“Easy on Me”) and The Weeknd (“Earned It”) to Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”) and Nina Simone (“Feeling Good” on hello america).
The singer also applauded haters who attacked her version of Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” in January, saying, “I love that you can’t criticize my singing or who I am as an artist. , so people find something else to find…that’s a compliment.”
Check out Chlöe’s “Surprise” tease below.
surprise! I’m dropping off very soon 🤭 can you guess the date? 6/??/22 👀
— Chloe (@ChloeBailey) June 14, 2022