Chloe x Halle: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Abby O’Neill | December 8, 2020
Powerful sister duo Chloe x Halle went all out on this one. Flanked by personal memorabilia supplied by their mother, the Bailey sisters did their best to make this studio performance really feel like a home concert.

As they volley off each other, swapping lead and harmonies, it’s amazing to watch how years of practice and innate genetic chemistry have them synced tighter than a SMPTE timecode. “Baby Girl,” the second song here, starts with notes reminiscent of Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless),” and is preceded with Chloe sharing “I know this year 2020 has been absolutely bonkers for all of us. For those moments where you kinda feel less than and you’re not good enough … that’s why we wrote this song. … Whatever happens, we’ll be OK. And this is our world.” Fusing R&B, soul and pop, backed by a talented nine-piece female band, this performance is surely to delight Chloe x Halle’s global fanbase.

“Don’t Make It Harder on Me”
“Baby Girl”
“Do It”
“Ungodly Hour”
“Wonder What She Thinks of Me”

Chloe Bailey: vocals
Halle Bailey: vocals
Elise Solberg: keyboard
Elin Sandberg: bass
Lexii Lynn Frazier: guitar
Brandi Singleton: drums
Arnetta Johnson: trumpet
Crystal Torres: trumpet
Stephanie Yu: violin
Chelsea Stevens: cello
Marta Honer: viola

Video: Ben Hagerty, Darin Conrad
Audio: Lester Mendoza, Derek Dixie, Stephen Curtain
Director: Ben Hagerty
Camera Operator: Darin Conrad
Editor: Nia Phillips
Creative Direction: Andrew Makadsi
Art Director: Brianna Gonzales
Assistant Art Director: Ian Miyawaki

Producer: Abby O’Neill
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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