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Chlöe says upcoming album, ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ is a coming-of-age celebration of being a woman


Danielle Levitt for NYLON

Chlöe‘s sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, is on the horizon. Speaking with Nylon, she revealed she turned it in to her label just a few weeks ago.

Ironically, most of the album was recorded in her place of refuge, where she often finds pleasure and peace: Saint Lucia. Unlike the stories of heartache heard on her debut, In Pieces, she says this project is “a coming-of-age celebration of being a woman and having fun, not taking life too seriously.” It features the sounds of the island — calypso, gospel, Afrobeats, Carnival band music — as well as stories inspired by “multiple situations.”

“The story of this album is like when you have a summer fling,” she explains. “You’re a hopeless romantic and you fall in love, deep. You know it won’t last forever, but it feels too good to really care.”

Fans can also expect a few collaborations on Trouble in Paradise, including Anderson .Paak, Jeremih and the first song with her sister Halle in three years, “Want Me.” 

“I was talking to one of my engineers, and she was telling me about this guy and how into her he is, and I was sharing a similar story. I was like, ‘But am I that much into him? Why is it that the ones we want don’t want us like this?’” Chlöe said. “I immediately wrote it down in my notes, and the song wrote itself in, like, five minutes.”

Hoping to keep the conversational feel of the track, she asked Halle to join her on the song, and the two met up in a New York studio for a session that “felt like old times.”

Chlöe’s full interview can be found on

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