Khalid – Free Spirit - 2019 R+B 2LP

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Khalid – Free Spirit

RCA ‎– 19075-91937-1, Right Hand Music Group ‎– 19075-91937-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Includes download code. Housed in a gatefold sleeve

31 May 2019
Funk / Soul
Contemporary R&B


A1 Intro 3:33
A2 Bad Luck 3:51
A3 My Bad 2:43
A4 Better 3:49


B1 Talk 3:17
B2 Right Back 3:35
B3 Don't Pretend
Featuring – SAFE (14)
B4 Paradise 2:54
B5 Hundred 4:37


C1 Outta My Head
Featuring – John Mayer
C2 Free Spirit 3:02
C3 Twenty One 3:04
C4 Bluffin' 3:19


D1 Self 3:49
D2 Alive 2:57
D3 Heaven 3:33
Bonus Track
D4 Saturday Nights 3:31


Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records



" Now Khalid has arrived, and he’s teamed up with established hitmakers like Stargate, Disclosure, Hit-Boy and Murda Beatz. Of course, one of the pitfalls of relying on established hitmakers is that your songs can start to sound like other people’s songs.

Khalid is still only 21 years old, and the transition from prodigy to professional is famously tricky. Free Spirit has a few killer tracks. But compared to its predecessor, Free Spirit is more conventional and less focused.

The Good: “Bad Luck” and “My Bad” are both built around a cool guitar and fiery drums. On “Bad Luck”, Khalid prefers a smoother, ascending melody, whereas “My Bad” has a jazzy stutter. But the linked instruments create a conversation between the songs. This musical movement is capped off with “Better”, produced by longtime Rihanna collaborators Stargate. “Better” originally appeared on the Suncity EP, but Khalid has recycled it for a second project. It’s exactly the kind of dark, rippling synthscape that made Rihanna’s career. With “Better”, Khalid sounds like a pop superstar in training.

The album ends with bonus track “Saturday Nights”, another song salvaged from Suncity. Khalid revels in a secret knowledge, in “All the things that I know/ That your parents don’t.” “Saturday Nights” pays homage to Newbury cigarillos and gray Silverados: The unglamorous details that make up a life.

The Bad: Well, two of the best songs on this album were already the two best songs on another project. Perhaps Suncity underperformed, or Khalid just thought that “Better” and “Saturday Nights” were better served in this context" ( C+S) 

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label RCA
Color Black