Music Spotlight

Music Spotlight: Khalid

I’m trying something new: Whenever I find an artist who I really like or a collection of songs that really speak to me, I’ll create a blog post dedicated to my Top 5 tracks at that time.

In true Thoko fashion, the first artist I’ll be spotlighting is Khalid. The 21-year-old singer from El Paso, Texas came into all of our lives when his first single, Location, went quadruple platinum. From his captivating voice to his smooth and sensual beats, he’s definitely a top artist to watch.

Here are 5 of my favorite songs (in no particular order):

Shot Down

Favorite lyrics:

“Happy seventeen, I saw us two and you saw three.
I guess our lines are structured like a haiku.”

Talk (with Disclosure)

Favorite lyrics:

“Before we get lost, lend me your thoughts
Can’t get what we want without knowin'”

Saturday Nights

I’m a bigger fan of the original version of this song so I’d recommend listening to that too.

Favorite lyrics:

“No more love, in and out of clubs
Knowing what you gotta do
You’ve got plans wrapped in rubber bands
And that’s the only thing you’ll never lose”


Favorite lyrics:

“Love to see you shine in the night like the diamond you are”

Another Sad Love Song

Favorite lyrics:

“I must be honest, I have a lot of pride
But I’m broken inside
I guess this sounds like another sad love song”

As a bonus, here is a Spotify playlist spotlighting Khalid’s top songs:

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