Having first impacted our website way back in 2014, 19-year old rising El Paso crooner Khalid has been building a strong a name for himself over the past few years thanks in particular to singles like “Authentic” & “Location,” which caught a co-sign from Kylie Jenner on Snapchat last May. But now signed to RCA & looking to take the next step in his career, the R&B crooner decides to come though today and release his debut album called American Teen.
Laced with 14 tacks in total, the debut album focuses on the life of a teenage man, and his experiences. “The album is a compilation of my youth,” he says, already sounding like an old soul. “The mistakes I’ve made, the heartbreaks I went through, the love that I got, and all the love that I lost.”
“A lot of my songs are about loneliness and losing relationships,” he also added. “Even the ones that are happy, there’s a lonely undertone to them.”
Available on iTunes, fans can stream the debut project in its entirety now via Apple Music.