Parkwood Entertainment act Chlöe went to social media on Thursday to announce the release of new single “Surprise,” chosen by Beyoncé.
Parkwood Entertainment is full of surprises this week. On Thursday (June 16),Chlöe announced the midnight release of new single “Surprise,” which was hand-selected by mentor Beyoncé.
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) June 16, 2022
Prior to the announcement, the vocalist – real name Chloe Bailey – asked fans to guess when “Surprise” would drop. The release was likely planned with Beyoncé, who dropped four mystery box sets in-tandem with her seventh album Renaissance, which drops next month.
surprise! I’m dropping very soon 🤭 can you guess the date? 6/??/22 👀
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) June 14, 2022
Last month, Bailey called on her fans to choose her next single, following “Have Mercy” and “Treat Me.” Between “For The Night,” “Surprise,” and “Cheat Back,” Bailey played snippets of the songs on Instagram Live, but ultimately, Beyoncé has the final say.
“When the Queen speaks, the Queen speaks, and that’s all I’m gonna say and that’s all that matters to me,” Bailey said.
BEYONCÉ MADE CHLOE DROP SURPRISE?? LMFAOO this the “Beyoncé needs to step in” YALL been begging for😭😭 pic.twitter.com/JGdTeWb87i
— partnaissance 👽 ˣ (@onIychloexhalle) June 14, 2022
Bailey’s debut solo album is expected to arrive this year, and in an August 2021 interview with Billboard, the singer said the album would have “such bad-b**ch energy.”
“I’d be making my own beats and working on songs and ideas for this project that I knew would come — I just didn’t know when,” she said. “The album captures Chlöe’s individuality and is meant to inspire listeners with the idea they they can be themselves “completely and unapologetically, no matter what the world says.”
Along with her debut album, Bailey is set to play Izzy in upcoming Sabrina Jaglom-directed thriller Jane. “I’ve been filming and in the studio so far all summer, so I haven’t even had a chance to switch to hot-girl summer yet,” she told POPSUGAR. “But when I get there, you know it will be spicy!”