Despite only making his debut last year with American Teen, Khalid’s already one of the biggest names in pop and R&B, scoring five Grammy noms and numerous features on chart-smashing hits. Today, the 20-year-old prodigy’s officially entered a new era with the release of Suncity.
The EP—produced by Charlie Handsome, DIGI, DJDS and Khalid himself, among others—features seven brand-new songs, including the previously released single “Better.” But among the slinky, pop-inflected R&B ballads, the standout here is its title track, where Khalid teams up with Empress Of yet again, this time to belt out Spanish verses over a bouncy, reggaeton melody.
“I never go in thinking about making a hit record,” the singer told Billboard in a recent interview. “I just go into the studio with people I love and respect and see what happens.”
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