Earlier this month, Khalid shared the second official single in support of his upcoming Free Spirit LP. Now, the pop superstar is back with another preview of his forthcoming album and its third single. This time around, Khalid teams up with West Coast super-producer Hit-Boy for “Self.”
“For me, the album is called Free Spirit, and it’s about the path before and after you find your sense of freedom, and is freedom even a real thing. It was just my question on freedom. I’m like as much as I want to be a free spirit I don’t feel like I will ever truly be a free spirit because there’s so many things that restrict me,” Khalid recently explained to Zane Lowe, breaking down his Free Spirit project for a Beats 1 interview. “This is a coming of age. We are finding ourselves. The roughest years of your life are around this time from 18 to 21, because you’ve really got to … people still go through it. People still go through troubles of finding themselves. Luckily, I get to find myself through these records. I get to experiment. I get to go from one side where it’s super funky, dance, disco, to that where it’s so soulful, to R&B pop, very early 2000’s, talk, influence from the ’70’s to now. There’s so much. It’s really me. It’s really myself.”
You can stream Khalid’s new, Hit-Boy-produced “Self” single above, while Free Spirit is scheduled to see release next Friday, April 5.
For more, revisit Khalid and Disclosure’s “Talk” single from last month.