Khalid followers had been primed for some new music when the 20 year-old R&B singer just lately dropped the skittering single "Better." On Friday (Oct. 19) he launched the Suncity EP, which surrounds that banger with a collection of midtempo and seductive ballads in addition to the horny, funky bilingual title observe, which options vocals from Empress Of.
With two evocative vocal-less interludes, the EP is known as a 5-tracker, which correctly kicks off with the silky "Vertigo," a traditional Khalid ballad through which he ponders, "Are we alive?/ Or are we dreaming?/ After the experience/ Are you residing?" That slides into the acoustic guitar jam "Saturday Nights," a chronicle about being younger, confused and in search of your method on the planet, adopted by the infatuation sluggish jam "Motion."
In the run-up to Suncity's launch, Khalid tweeted that the EP could be the "begin of a brand new period." After just lately successful an award for finest soul/R&B male artist on the 2018 AMAs, Khalid advised Streets Talkin, "I by no means go in desirous about making successful report. I simply go into the studio with folks I really like and respect and see what occurs. It’s extra about attending to know my friends and placing our coronary heart and soul into the music, and hopefully [the result] is one thing that we’re each happy with."
Kahlid is presently within the studio engaged on his follow-up to his smash debut album, American Teen, which is due out in early 2019. In an announcement about Suncity, the singer mentioned, "More than something in life proper now I would like progress. I would like my music to develop and signify how I’m rising up. Suncity is the beginning of a brand new period for me, this music poured out of me and I didn’t wish to wait to share it. I needed to have the ability to dwell on this second with my followers and my buddies and converse from the guts.”
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