SINGLE REVIEW: Khalid – Self

With his sophomore studio album ‘Free Spirit’ out next week, Khalid has dropped one final song to tie you over to the big release. ‘Self’ is a introspective self-reflection on what makes him anxious. It looks at all of the wins that he’s had which makes his failures even bigger in his mind. What happens when you don’t get your way? What happens when you let your head get the best of you? It happens to all of us but we still don’t know how to manage it. So he looks at handling this and learning to grow from it so he can become a better person. “I don’t need another hand, I need a couple suggestions. Always had a little trouble with self-reflections. Now, does my raw emotion make me less of a man? Hmm, always had a little trouble with self-reflections”. The moody production brings this down-tempo track to a whole new dimension and will have you grooving along and heavily reflecting on your own inner monologue. It’s not a bright funky song like ‘Talk’, instead its moody and reflective. It’s a R&B ballad influenced that his fans will love and balances out the material that this upcoming record juggles. It’s not as captivating as his previous material but it’s still engaging enough to make you want to listen to his album next week.