Chloe x Halle are grown ups. They’ve always had a penchant for starlit harmony work wrapped around slicky, icy R&B. Their third album, Ungodly Hour, however, is next level in nearly every way. The title track explores a late night rendezvous, and their voices astound with a contagious slinkiness. They’re not playing any games.
“When you decide you like yourself (Holler at me) / When you decide you need someone (Call up on me),” they entice on the chorus, a moody fixation. “When you don’t have to think about it / Love me at the ungodly hour.”
Its (musical) sultriness is only part of the equation. The chorus is just as irresistible.
Listen to “Ungodly Hour” below.