Song of the Day #3,205: ‘Drop’ – Chloe x Halle

Last year Chloe x Halle released Sugar Symphony, their first EP on Beyoncé’s Parkland label. It’s part of a reported six album, $1 million deal.

Those terms have proved to be quite controversial among fans and YouTube commenters. Some call it a lucky break that 99% of YouTubers can only dream of, while others call it modern day slavery. $500,000 apiece for six albums does seem awfully low, although if those albums are 6-track EPs like this one, they might come pretty quick.

Whether or not they got a raw deal, the surprise of Sugar Symphony is that the sisters known for their covers turn out to be accomplished songwriters as well. They wrote or co-wrote every track on the EP and Chloe has production credits on half the songs.

The first single, ‘Drop,’ was penned by the sisters and owes more to Bjork or Lorde than Beyoncé.

[Verse 1]
Baby I get sick of you
You’re that same old tune
I don’t ever wanna hear you again
Why are you here, I’d like to skip
Wanna be deaf to it
Can I turn my ears off?

[Chorus]
But time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
It’s too strong-ong, long-ong
But time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
Turn if off, off, off, off

[Verse 2]
Baby, I ain’t listening, listening, listening
You drive me so crazy, so crazy, so crazy
Boy can you please play that again
You know you’re not what I wanna sing
But you’re the only thing, only thing
That’s playing in my head
My head, my head , my head, my head

[Chorus]
Time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
It’s too strong-ong, long-ong
But time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
Turn if off, off, off, off

[Verse 3]
When that beat drops
It shatters, glass ceilings
I’m in my feelings
Adrenaline be thrilling
Shards cut deep when you play
Shards cut deep when you stray
Vibrations move those mountains
Chaos flows like fountains
When I don’t hear you I need it
When I do hear you I’m bleeding
There’s no in between, between it
There’s no middle, icing but no filling
It’s a loving war with radio
Stop it, stop it
It’s a loving war with radio
But I feel it, feel it, feel it
Shooby-dooby-do-do-do-do
Shooby-dooby-do-do-do
Shooby-dooby-do-do-do-do
Shooby-dooby-do-do

[Chorus]
Time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
It’s too strong-ong, long-ong
But time stops
(Time stops)
When your beat drops
(Beat drops)
Turn if off, off, off, off

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,205: ‘Drop’ – Chloe x Halle

  1. Dana says:

    The million may only be part of the deal. They may have a percentage (points) based on record sales, air play, etc. Also, the real money nowadays is made from touring. Perhaps they have or will be opening for Beyoncé.😄

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