Even before their official association with Beyoncé, sister act Chloe x Halle always seemed to be light years ahead of their peers, possessing a poise and maturity that is rarely seen in public personas nowadays. They've used their platform to champion causes that are important to them and have become formidable voices for this digital generation. So it only made sense that they'd be called upon for the theme song of anticipated black-ish spin-off, grown-ish – a new coming-of-age series starring another prodigious young star, Yara Shahidi.
Appropriately titled, "Grown," the song celebrates the independent, take-charge spirit of today's youth. "Watch out world, I'm grown now / It's about to go down," the duo confidently sings over minimalist synth chords and reggae-adjacent beats. Written and produced by the sisters, the musical statement speaks to a generational desire to have an impact and make their mark on the world. "You can't tell me nothin' / I go hard, I'm stuntin'," they declare. But it's not all social activism and seriousness, they're still fun-loving and carefree as shown by the song's official video. Filled with selfies, snap filters, cool outfits and lovely locs, the short clip is imbued with an endearing sense of innocence that makes us feel like a kid again.
We can't wait to watch Chloe x Halle (and Yara, of course) sprinkle their #BlackGirlMagic all over the small screen when grown-ish premieres tomorrow, January 3rd at 8pm/7pm on Freeform. Until then, scroll down to view the visuals for "Grown," see the song "in action" during the grown-ish opening credits sequence then get acquainted with the Bailey sisters in their recurring roles of Jazz and Star. The song is available for purchase via iTunes, but we suspect we'll be hearing a lot more from these ladies in 2018 so visit their website for updates. By the way, they aren't the only grown-ish cast members dropping new music this year. Trevor Jackson, who closed out 2017 with a two-part video for "Night Time," is slated to drop Mrs. Jackson in March.