Khalid will return in April with his sophomore album. The as-yet-untitled LP arrives six months after the R&B singer’s Suncity EP, which featured one of the best songs of the 2018 in “Better”, and marks the proper follow-up to 2017’s American Teen.
In anticipation, he’s unveiled the album’s lead single, Talk”, co-written and produced by UK electronic duo Disclosure.”Can’t we just talk? Figure out where we’re going?” Khalid can be heard pleading with a lover with whom he’s hoping to sort out a future. Disclosure have been known to pump out sweaty, house-leaning cuts (see their Grammy-nominated 2013 debut album, Settle), but here they go for something more mellow and coaxing — a sound that played out well on their own recent single “Moonlight”.
Update — Monday, March 11th: Check out the colorful new music video for “Talk”.
As for Disclosure, the Lawrence brothers’ last full-length came with Caracal in 2015. They’ve promised to “come back bigger and better in 2019″ and perhaps today’s release is just a small taste of what’s to come.