Chlöe Bailey sat down for an interview with Essence and talked about the challenge of finding her confidence. The 24-year-old, who graced the cover of the most recent Essence issue, said she’s not always as bold as she seems.

“As much as people think I’m so confident, 80% of the time I feel the complete opposite of that,” she told Essence. “That’s why I put so much of myself into my music. That’s where I feel like myself and where I belong in this life — whenever I’m onstage. The girl I see and I watch sing back, she intimidates me. I’m like, Who the hell is that?”

The Atlanta native said she was inspired by artists such as Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu while growing up. Chlöe and her sister Halle are now making a name for themselves with their unique contributions to music and fashion.