Global superstar Khalid has dropped his new EP SUNCITY along with an EP trailer. SUNCITY – which consists of 5 tracks along with an intro and interlude – is the first complete body of work Khalid has dropped since the release of his critical and commercial smash debut album AMERICAN TEEN. SUNCITY is available now via Right Hand Music Group, RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Khalid, who just won the American Music Award for Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated sophomore album (due out early 2019). Inspired by a recent trip to his home of El Paso, TX, (AKA the "Sun City") where he received the Key to the City, had a day named in his honour, performed two sold out hometown shows, SUNCITY marks the beginning of a new era.
Says Khalid, "More than anything in life right now I want growth. I want my music to grow and represent how I am growing up. "Suncity" is the start of a new era for me, this music poured out of me and I didn't want to wait to share it. I wanted to be able to live in this moment with my fans and my friends and speak from the heart."
SUNCITY includes Khalid's recently released single 'Better' which Billboard called a "sensual single" and PAPER Magazine praised, "Few things sound better than Khalid's silken vocals over an easy throwback track that sounds just as at home in the '90s and it does today."
Sun City Track List
Suncity feat. Empress Of
Khalid hit our Australian shores this July, performing at the annual Splendour In The Grass Festival in Byron Bay where Khalid joined an epic line-up including Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Gang Of Youths, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and The Wombats. Prior, the American breakout star charmed local audiences last November with an incredible sold out tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It is with much excitement that Khalid will return to Australia this December to perform at the recently announced Origin Fields festival in Perth, reigning in the New Year alongside Cardi B, Duke Dumont, Hayden James, The Kooks, Migos, Tash Sultana and more.
Five-time Billboard Music Award nominee Khalid dropped his AU certified GOLD debut album AMERICAN TEEN in 2017 to instant critical acclaim shattering expectations as it stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for more than 60 weeks. Rolling Stone titled Khalid a "pop prodigy" and Time magazine revealed: "His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery." The full-length debut features Khalid's massive 5 x AU PLATINUM smash 'Young Dumb & Broke' and 3 x AU PLATINUM hit 'Location'. Khalid's infectious sound has continued to dominate the local and international airwaves, affirming him as the contemporary music maestro in 2018. In Australia alone, 'Silence' featuring Marshmello has achieved 5 x PLATINUM certification, whilst previously released singles 'Saved' has achieved PLATINUM certification, 'Love Lies' featuring Normani is certified 3 x PLATINUM and 'OTW' featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack is certified PLATINUM. In addition to AMERICAN TEEN, Khalid has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars. He has been featured on a number of songs including mega hits like Calvin Harris' 'Rollin' with Future, '1-800-273-8255' with Logic and Alessia Cara, 'Silence' with Marshmello, 'Lovely' with Billie Eilish, 'Youth' with Shawn Mendes, and many more.. Khalid just wrapped up his third sold-out North American headlining tour and recently, the Mayor and Council of the city of El Paso honoured him with a "Key To The City" marking September 13th, 2018 "Khalid Day." While in his hometown, Khalid performed two sold-out arena shows and dropped his newest GOLD accredited track "Better" dedicated to his fans and the city of El Paso.