From promoting their new album “Ungodly Hour” to exceptional virtual performances, Chloe x Halle have made 2020 their year. And although they make it seem effortless, it’s due in part that they take time for themselves to “refresh and refuel.”
“For me, I do a lot of prayer. And I like to work out more for my mental because I’m such a huge over-thinker and I’m constantly stressing myself out with my own thoughts,” shared the 22-year-old in an exclusive E! News interview. “But when I work out, I’m too focused on the physical pain to be in my head for that hour or two.”
And as for the soon to be ‘Ariel’ in Disney’s upcoming live-action of The Little Mermaid? Since the industry can be “hectic” and “calls for a lot of you”, she tries to break away from her normal routine.
“So sometimes just breaking out of that whether it’s going to the beach, or spending time with nature, or putting your head in a book — that always fills me up and resets me.”
When asked how they’ve had to shift their focus during the pandemic, the 20-year-old states that their saving grace has been the release of their sophomore album.
“I feel like our music has really been the main outlet of this whole thing and if we did not have, you know, the excitement of our album coming out, the press run that we’re doing from home…everything truly would have been a bit lost. So this is definitely a blessing because it keeps us busy and it keeps us going.”
The sisters, who play twins Jazz and Sky Foster on the Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, expressed how they touch on topics that may not be easy to digest but needs to be addressed.
“I’m really happy that mental health isn’t being overlooked anymore,” Chloe said. “And people are finally seeing it as a real issue, especially with kids who are our age.”