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Khalid shares new dialed-down ballad Don’t Pretend


ABC RadioKhalid is just a few hours away from dropping off his sophomore project, Free Spirit.  But ahead of the album’s release, the singer has gifted fans with a taste of what’s to come: His new single, “Don’t Pretend.”

Over the guitar-driven production, the ballad finds the Georgia crooner yearning for true love. 

“Keeping my phone alive/Hoping that you’ll call this time/Thought I heard you ringing,” Khalid sings.

In addition to sharing new music, the Grammy-nominated vocalist also debuted his new Beats 1 Free Spirit Radio show. During his sit-down with Zane Lowe, Khalid gave fans an in-depth look at the music that’s inspired his current work. 

Friday sees Free Spirit‘s arrival and the release of the program’s second episode, in which Khalid breaks down the album track-by-track.

Coming in at 16 tracks, Free Spirit features the previously released singles “Talk” and “Self,” plus a collabo with John Mayer.

In conjunction with the album’s release, Khalid will be hitting the road for his Free Spirit World Tour,which kicks off in Phoenix on June 20. 

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