Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including digital download. 2017 release from the El Paso-based singer/songwriter. Khalid burst onto the music scene with his first single "Location", which received great critical acclaim. By 18-years-old, Khalid, who is classically vocal trained, had drawn on his experiences with moving often and the unique experience of growing up having lived in two continents and parlayed them into the creation of his viral smash, "Location". Khalid released "Location" before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, along with critical praise from various music tastemakers. And to think he became a sensation right out of high school!
Following the monumental success of his 5x Grammy-nominated, double Platinum debut albumAmerican Teen,Khalidis gearing up to break new records with his highly anticipated sophomore effort,Free Spirit. First taste single, "Talk," co-written with Disclosure, adds to a stable of hits that's truly staggering for an artist so young.Free Spiritalso includes new tracks "Self" and "My Bad" and special guestJohn Mayeron the song "Outta My Head."
From 7x Platinum "Young Dumb & Broke" and 3x Platinum "Better," to the stack of collabs with some of the world's biggest artists, such as Normani on "Love Lies" (5x Platinum), 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign on "OTW" (2x Platinum), Martin Garrix on "Ocean" (2x Platinum), Benny Blanco and Halsey on "Eastside," Shawn Mendes on "Youth," Calvin Harris and Future on "Rollin," Logic and Alessia Cara on "1-800-273-8255," and close friend Billie Eilish on "Lovely,"Khalidhas truly become one of the most notable names in pop today.
Rolling Stonehas calledKhalida "pop prodigy" whileTIME Magazinestated that, "His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery."