Tjugoettårige Khalid Robinson's debut ”American teen” was when it came in 2017, a very typical product from one of the ”new” generation of pop stars. Together with other tonårssensationer, as Lorde or Billie Eilish, adds the young Texaskillen great importance to depict his own youth. To say that he is precocious is barely even an understatement.
”Free spirit” moves once again in the big issues, and towards an even more mature sound. Everything is fluffy, light, commercial, solid, with roots in the 80's radiohits rather than the modern urban scene. Everything is also incredibly thorough, solid, in spite of the author's young age and the disc's large size, almost a full hour of music. Possibly make the control, the restraint, the whole thing a bit boring. But as a counterweight to more posturing superstars is Khalid continued to be a breath of fresh air in = the top layer.
Best tracks: ”Talk”
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