Listen to the excellent debut from the 19-year-old El Paso native.
That’s about all we can say about ‘American Dream’, the brand new album from El Paso, Texas native Khalid.
Khalid first made waves last May, when he posted his buzzed about single, ‘Location’, on his Soundcloud account. Since then, the world has been waiting patiently for the debut album from the teen – who critics are touting as the next voice of this generation – a fact the singer doesn’t take lightly.
“We forget that when you grow up, there are a lot of people who are in the same position as you,” Khalid told Entertainment Weekly. “The reason we forget is because there’s not really a true voice that talks from the perspective of youth.”
And although it’s been a long time coming, the record does not disappoint. With synth pop, R&B, and electronic influences, paired with timeless, soulful lyrics that sound like they’re coming from someone well past Khalid’s years, the singer has no doubt secured his spot as one of 2017’s breakout artists.
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American Teen [Explicit]
Listen to the album below in full, and let us know what you think in the comments.