Review: Free Spirit

Khalid’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, “Free Spirit” is on course to become the #1 album on the R&B charts, according to Billboard. Along with his album release, Khalid also announced a world tour.

Khalid’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, “Free Spirit” is on course to become the #1 album on the R&B charts, according to Billboard. Along with his album release, Khalid also announced a world tour.

Nitya Shah

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Khalid’s “Free Spiritwas by far some of his best work ever put out. With the variety of rhythms, beats and vocals, it was apparent that there was hard work and an immense amount of effort put into the album.

The soundtrack featured John Mayer, on “Outta My Head”, and Safe on “Don’t Pretend.” I wasn’t worried about the tracks being unoriginal or mainstream, because Khalid has always created unique music with his even more unique voice.

The album has 17 songs, including two tracks from his previous EP, “Better” and “Saturday Nights.” There is a track for almost all of your moods, whether you’re feeling melancholy, or energetic.

Personally, when a new album by an artist is released, I have to listen to it in the order that the artist intended it to be listened to. I did the same for “Free Spirit,” and personally the album had one of the best intros I’ve ever listened to. The lyrics were strong, the music was calming and the background synth set the mood for the entire album.

Each song has a different energy, established with his creativity with each song’s melody. The album truly shows how much heartbreak, new found love, and growth Khalid had in the past year or so.

Similar to “8TEEN” from his debut album “American Teen”, Free Spirit included “Twenty One,” a song about his lifestyle at his current age. The overall message of the album tells of the importance of growth and overcoming any hurt you may have felt in the past.

I definitely believe that this album truly represents the genre of R&B and embodies the soulful and personal freedom every individual strives for. The album is strong and empowering. Khalid always tends to outdo himself with each release and I’ve never been more of a fan.

You can now stream “Free Spirit on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and any other music-streaming platform.