One thing about Chloe x Halle: They aren’t shy about paying homage to artists who came before them. The Grammy-nominated sister duo has teamed up with Apple Music to release their rendition of TLC’s hit single “Waterfalls.” The collaboration is part of Apple Music’s Juneteenth-inspired Freedom Songs, which is a collection of covers and originals.
“This song speaks so much to who we are as artists and human beings,” Chloe x Halle shared in a joint statement. “We always say music is therapy to us because the lyrics are healing. There’s something about singing these words to yourself—it turns into an encouraging mantra that makes you feel inspired after listening.”
The original version of “Waterfalls,” which features background vocals from Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley member CeeLo, appeared on TLC’s 1994 album, CrazySexyCool.
The Organized Noise-produced song was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 38th Grammy Awards. Although it didn’t win in either category, TLC still took home two Grammys that night: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Creep”) and Best R&B Album (CrazySexyCool).
Last year, A&E announced its plans to release a TLC documentary in 2021. Directed by Matt Kay and executive produced by Roger Ross Williams, T-Boz and Chilli will “tell their incredible story as it has never been told before.”
Listen to Chloe x Halle’s version of TLC’s “Waterfalls” below.