Today is a double header for young Texas native Khalid. After dropping his collaborative track “Lovely” with Billie Eilish, he is now claiming a section of the spotlight for himself as he releases his latest effort “OTW“, a collaborative effort of his own featuring the best and brightest of R&B right now Ty Dolla $ign and 6LACK who add that certain element of allure and sex appeal.
The single, which was initially teased late last month is the first release of his own since his 2017 critically acclaimed album American Teen, having since also appeared on singles from Sabrina Claudio, Normani and Imagine Dragons.
“OTW” (On The Way) is a mellow R&B joint that is easy to ride to. The deep melodies are definitely on point and so are the vocal harmonies. Despite it’s subtle dark approach, it’s more of a serenade, dedicated to their respected lovers, emphasising their lack of hesitation and being ‘on the way’ when she calls.
“I’m on my way,” sings Khalid. “Put it in drive, I’ll be outside, I’ll be on the way / You can meet me in five.”