Khalid – Don’t Pretend | New Music


There are just literally days before Khalid‘s album and movie experience Free Spirit arrives for the world to enjoy. In the meantime however, he’s back once again wetting our appetites and releases “Don’t Pretend”, the latest installment of the series of singles.


The guitar-driven jam finds the R&B crooner delivering lush melodies in a soothing falsetto. You can just picture the scenes without seeing the movie, from the moment the song starts. He graces the track with such style that only he can. “Come alive / Show me, don’t pretend,” he sings on the SAFE-assisted track.


This past Wednesday was a big day for Khalid with the launch of Khalid’s Beats 1 show Free Spirit Radio. Sitting down with Zane Lowe, the inaugural episode included personal favorites from Khalid he says inspired his new music. He also mentioned something about a song with Majid Jordan being “one of my favorite songs I’ve ever done.” Will we ever hear it? Only time will tell.


Khalid’s sophomore album Free Spirit drops Friday, featuring tracks “Self”, “My Bad”, “Better” and lead single “Talk” – produced by Disclosure. The album also features a track with John Mayer. Given the scope and ambition behind Free Spirit, it’s safe to say Khalid isn’t comfortable resting on those laurels anytime soon.




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