UNGODLY HOUR: THE CELEBRATION OF YOUNG ADULTHOOD IN ALL ITS GLORY.

UNGODLY HOUR: THE CELEBRATION OF YOUNG ADULTHOOD IN ALL ITS GLORY.

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey are definitely one of the most multi-talented young artists we have seen in a while. They sing, write, and produce most of their music, and have the endorsement of one of the most successful artists of all time, Beyoncé. All of this seem to have rubbed off positively on their sophomore project, which acts as a tribute to the moral complexities of young adulthood, let’s just say Beyonce had no notes.
Their message is simple, it is on sex, infidelity, insecurity, and self-worth while maintaining an unapologetic realness. This simply is a celebration of young black women everywhere. They draw influences from some very impressive women just like they have done in the past with their debut “The Kids Are Alright” which drew influences from TLC, and En Vogue. On Ungodly Hour they draw influences from Destinys Child, Sade, and the iconic group The Supremes.
Much like their first album, the duo continues to embrace genuine fluidity. Primarily on modern R&B, the album saw a range of creativity, fully explored with well-considered features like Swae Lee, Meek Mill, and Mike Will Made-It. It may seem impressive when you know they write and produce most of their music themselves, but for the sisters it’s not new, and given they are with Beyoncé only genius is expected.
The album’s titular track is set to a low, wavering EDM beat and it is extremely difficult not to dance to. The vocal performance in the song “Busy Boy” is reminiscent of the vocal styling of Destiny’s Child. On “Catch Up” with Swae Lee you have a sure summer tune which will get a lot of radio airplay. Just like with their mentor, a stance for feminism is important, on “Baby Girl” they show that stance delivering powerful statement for all women, and this is just remarkable.
The track “ROYL” is a bit different in production, it is not the usual silky angelic vocals we have gotten accustomed to. It is more inspired by alternative music and beckons us to wake up, and live without fear of policing, and this message resonates with us all, especially in this time of social media calling out and woke culture.
Although they still have a lot of growing to do as artists, the constant fluidity of styles and the ability to explore new subject matter, with such potent songwriting skills, as well as a stellar production to match is what sets Bailey sisters apart leaving the listener wanting more. Ungodly hour is one of the best 2020 releases. Just like everyone else, we earnestly wait to see Halle on The Little Mermaid.
Rating 8/10

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  1. Sommy Nnabuife

    Fire article

    1. Anonymous

      Yes o wow, I just heard it they killed it

      1. St.

        Yes they did.

    2. St.

      Thank You.

  2. Gifty

    Nice

    1. St.

      Thank You.

  3. Ayo

    I haven’t listened to the album yet, but with this review, I sure wouldn’t mind giving it a try! Lit review as always!

    1. St.

      Enjoy!

  4. Prominent

    Guyyyy, creatingg genius on a steady

    1. St.

      Thank You.

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