Khalid Drops Sophomore Album, ‘Free Spirit’ (Stream)

R&B/Pop artist Khalid releases his sophomore album, Free Spirit, the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut, American Teen.

‘Free Spirit’ features 17 songs including the Hit-Boy-produced “Self,” “Don’t Pretend,” “My Bad,” the Disclosure-produced lead single “Talk,” and a collaboration with John Mayer (“Outta My Head”). The opus also features “Better” and “Saturday Nights,” both taken from his 2018 EP, Suncity.

“I wrote American Teen at 17 years old,” the 21-year-old told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “Now I get to release this at 20-21, so it’s a completely different mind frame.”

The album arrives alongside a companion film of the same name, directed by Emil Nava. “This album is the culmination of all of the growth and experiences I have gathered over the past two remarkable years,” adds Khalid. “I have been in the studio pouring my soul and spirit to create a body of work that I hope speaks to each and every one of you.”

Khalid will perform at Coachella next weekend before launching an arena tour in support of the album. The “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” kicks off in Phoenix on June 20 and travels across the U.S. and Canada, wrapping in Miami on Aug. 17. Khalid has enlisted friend Clairo, the 20-year-old “Pretty Girl” singer-songwriter, to appear as special guest on his summer tour.

Stream ‘Free Spirit’ below.

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid has catapulted into massive worldwide success since he released his first single “Location” right before his high school graduation. The song’s domination (4x platinum) led to Khalid’s major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum certified, American Teen. The album, which garnered Khalid 5 Grammy nominations (along with numerous American Music Award, Billboard Music Award, BET Award, VMA Award, Teen Choice Award, Billboard nominations) received mass critical acclaim.


06/20 – Gila River Arena – Phoenix, AZ*
06/22 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV*
06/23 – Pechanga Arena – San Diego, CA*
06/25 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA*
06/28 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA*
06/29 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA*
07/01 – Moda Center – Portland, OR*
07/04 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB*
07/07 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA*
07/09 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA*
07/12 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO*
07/14 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX*
07/16 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX*
07/18 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX*
07/19 – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK*
07/23 – XCEL Energy Center – St. Paul, MN*
07/25 – United Center – Chicago, IL*
07/26 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH*
07/28 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI*
07/29 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA*
07/31 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY*
08/03 – Capitol One Arena – Washington, DC*
08/04 – XL Center – Hartford, CT*
08/06 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON*
08/08 – The Bell Centre – Montreal, BC*
08/10 – TD Garden – Boston, MA*
08/11 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA*
08/13 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC*
08/14 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA*
08/16 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL*
08/17 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL*


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