Khalid, one of music's most refreshing new voices, returns with scintillating a new track called "Hopeless." The song premiered on Beats 1 earlier today. Over a sprawling synth and punchy percussion, the El Paso native sings wistfully of lost love. Throughout the track, he showcases his spectacular vocal ability, making good use of his soaring falsetto and riffing sensibilities. The new track shows a more emotional side of the 18-year-old singer, displaying some serious versatility.
Khalid sings R&B with a slight Texas drawl, making for an intriguing sound that is quintessentially his alone. He sounds equally at home among the acoustic strains of a guitar as he does surrounded by pulsing pop synth pads. His bold, twangy voice is suited for a wide variety of sounds, and it will be fascinating to see how he continues to experiment going forward.
Listen to the stunning new track below, and keep an eye out for Khalid's next move.