Khalid Drops Emotional New Song “Self” After Earning 3 of Top 5 Hot R&B Chart Spots

Listen to the latest 'Free Spirit' single

March 28, 2019

Khalid is taking over with his soothing vocals and emotional lyrics. Riding on the vibe created by 2017's American Teen, the 21-year-old singer is gearing up for the release of sophomore album Free Spirit.

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With just over a week until his April 5 album release, he’s back with the fifth single teasing a more mature and self-assured version of the “Location” songwriter. “Self” follows tracks like “Better” and “Talk” as proof of Khalid’s reign as one of the biggest artists in the world.

The somber single ponders death while visiting his inner demons. “Now, does my raw emotion make me less of a man? Hmm / Always had a little trouble with self-reflections” his gliding voice sings on top of an understated beat.

The sneaky successful young star is readying to embark on his first-ever arena tour while breaking records held by titans like Cardi B. Along with tying her record with six songs on the Hot 100 chart, he also currently holds three of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hot R&B songs chart. Three!!  

2019 is the year of Khalid.

The last time we caught up with Khalid, he gave us a look inside how he celebrated the release of his Suncity EP. With a drop countdown that was honestly more exciting than New Year's Eve, the singer had the perfect night.