To celebrate the release of his new album, Khalid has dropped a brand new video for his newest single, Free Spirit.

 

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As Khalid explained to Billboard, “‘Free Spirit,’ the title track, took me the longest to write. I’ve been holding on to that since May of last year and finished writing that song in February 2019.”  

 

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In addition to his new album (which is making its way to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 200s chart), Khalid is about to venture off on his North American Arena Tour and word is, he plans on extending his tour.  Khalid will bring his ‘Free Spirit World Tour’ to Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the fall.

 

 

Billboard interviewed Khalid and asked him a series of questions about his new album, Free Spirit.  Click here for the FULL interview.

 

BB: Your sophomore album Free Spirit is finally here. How are you feeling about that?

K: “It’s crazy. It’s actually unbelievable. I mean, you have your whole life to write your first album, and you have a limited amount of time to write your second. So, for me, it was more of where should I start? After making the first album and impacting people in such a positive way, I was kind of nervous about diving into the second album. But that’s the way it started, and now it’s my favoUrite body of work yet.”

 

BB: How have you evolved as a songwriter from American Teen to Free Spirit?

K: “There’s just a level of maturity with Free Spirit. I was so naive and young when I wrote American Teen. I thought I knew everything, but I knew nothing at all. I’m at the point of understanding that I still know nothing at all on Free Spirit. The music I’m writing right now is very self-reflective. I’m slowly but surely centering on myself and what I’m going through.  I love the fact that I get to talk about my fans and make songs for my fans for what they’re going through. But it’s cool sometimes to have your own personal therapy session, writing a song about whatever mood I’m in. I feel like I’ve learned so much about myself and how I like to write that it’s allowed the music to improve.”

 

BB: What does it mean being a “free spirit” at 21 versus at 18?

K: “To be a free spirit means you have no restrictions, nothing holding you back. I’ve faced anxiety every day, of course. Plus, I’m in the heat of everything right now. My schedule is far from free. But I was on the path because it’s really about the energy you surround yourself with that makes it easier.  You find freedom through conversation, through interactions with your friends, through experiences, going on vacation. I just went on a vacation to Maui — I felt free, riding on the quads going through the jungle. That’s where I felt free. But it was only midway. To be a free spirit, it has to be something that you don’t turn off. It has to be automatic. You have to feel it all the time. I know that I don’t feel that all the time.”

 

And check out some other videos from Khalid, which are all off of his Free Spirit album.

 

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