Can We “Talk” about Khalid’s New Single?

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Can We “Talk” about Khalid’s New Single?

By Alma Duskic, Staff Writer

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Khalid gets everyone “talk” ing about his new single “Talk”, released on Feb. 9, and it does not disappoint. Being relatively new to the music scene, it’s impressive to see the fanbase and following Khalid has managed to obtain after releasing his debut album just 2 years ago. His new single “Talk” gives a modern take on the difficulties of falling in love and ways to avoid a sour ending.

Khalid has been blessing the music industry with continuous songs that one can just vibe too, and he does it again with “Talk”. Khalid currently has two studio albums, “American Teen” and “Suncity”, which is technically an EP, and “Talk” is his first solo release since “Suncity” was released in October of 2018. Many believed that Khalid’s style of music had changed a little bit as “Suncity” was receiving more and more attention, but “Talk” traces back to his first album, “American Teen” as well as the tone that comes with it.

“Talk” is a 3 minute and 18-second song that gives a glimpse into the difficulties of love nowadays, and the struggle of communicating with a potential prospect. This song can resonate with anybody currently seeking a significant other, but having no idea how to even approach the idea.

When “Suncity” was released, I noticed a shift in the type of music Khalid was releasing. “American Teen” was a very upbeat album, omitting “Angels” which tugs at the heartstrings of many, and “Suncity” had a number of sadder songs that were still beautifully written. “American Teen” gives off a more summertime fun vibe compared to the somber tone of “Suncity”, though both are amazing albums that I highly recommend. “Talk” falls within the upbeat tone that “American Teen” gave off, and I could easily have seen it being a song off the album a few years ago when it was released.

Khalid’s “Talk” can be compared to Joji’s “Can’t Get Over You” featuring Clams Casino. Both songs have a sort of airy sound, and both give a take on love that many feel at one point or another with “Can’t Get Over You” being about the aftermath of a relationship gone south, and “Talk” being about a hopeful beginning. Both artists have a similar tone on both these songs, and if you enjoyed “Can’t Get Over You”, I’d definitely give “Talk” a listen.

Khalid has not given any hints or dates on a potential album release in the future, but I’d keep my eyes peeled because he likes to spring new music when he deems fit.