Posts Tagged ‘Khalid’

April 19, 2018

Are you ready to listen to one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs of the year? I’d normally err on the side of caution when it comes to raising expectations too high, but I have no doubt that ‘lovely’ will exceed yours. And who else would be responsible for the track, but young Los Angeles singer songwriting prodigy Billie Eilish, who’s teamed up with hot R&B pop asset Khalid for the track, too. ‘lovely’ is an orchestral lush heartbreaker with gorgeous, heartbreaking vocals from both artists. Billie’s willowy voice and Khalid’s impassioned crooning entwine to construct a magically alluring but tragically gut-wrenching love story. ‘lovely’ can be found on iTunes, here.

December 21, 2017

Las Vegas alt rock band Imagine Dragons and Texas R&B sensation Khalid have been having an immense year. Imagine Dragons released their third studio album Evolve to great success and acclaim, Khalid released his debut album American Teen, and they’re both up for some well deserved Grammys. If you happened to tune into the American Music Awards this year, you likely caught the two acts performing together on stage. The medley they dropped on us live is now an official single, and we can now enjoy a studio recording of Imagine Dragons and Khalid’s Thunder / Young Dumb & Broke, an immaculate conjoining of the two hit songs. The punchy mashup is a great way to cap off 2017 for the two projects as we look ahead to Grammy night in early 2018. The single is available, here.

October 20, 2017

Denver melodic bass expert Illenium worked his fine magic on Marshmello’s collaboration with buzz sensation Khalid, Silence, and the end result is truly spellbinding and dulcet lilting. Silence takes on a dreamy pop charm and guitar driven indie rock tenderness under Illenium’s adroit guidance. Despite a swifter tempo, this is a melter of a feel good remix. It’s sweet and honeyed, bright eyed and sanguine, heartwarming and inspiring. And there’s just no resisting that wonderful guitar line that Illenium has so sagely added to the track. 

September 26, 2017

I know this one’s been thrilling ears for well over a week, but in case you missed this “dynamite” new version of one of Lorde’s many fine tunes off Melodrama, we’re going to hop into her star studded remix of Homemade Dynamite. And by star studded, I mean immensely talented cameos all around! Texan R&B sensation Khalid, ever popular trend setter Post Malone, and seductive chanteuse SZA join Lorde on this energetic marching future bass rendition of the song. It’s no wonder it’s um, “blowing” up.

August 31, 2017

Over half a year has passed since honeyed voiced R&B pop starlet Alina Baraz released Electric, but I’m still so caught up by the sensual simmering and luscious swooning electro R&B track featuring Texas sensation Khalid. The pair dropped a stellar remix pack for the song last Friday, featuring esteemed production artists and electro pop talent like R3hab, Tim Gunter, Marian Hill, and Hippie Sabotage. The Electric Remixes EP also features this shiver inducing, rich oscillating edit by Alaskan producer Electric Mantis. A touch of dissonance endows its synths, giving it a captivating effect, as if listening to the choppy driving, moody warbling track through the spaciousness of a swelling, twisting water. We’re caught up in its rippling tides and shuddering bass, and we gladly surrender for all eternity to its pulls, shoves, tugs, and thrusts. The remix EP for Alina Baraz’s Electric is available from iTunes, here.

January 24, 2017

El Paso R&B soul wunderkid Khalid seems to be popping up all over the place these days, and it’s probably safe to say he’s one of the most exciting figures in the scene right now. Khalid makes his latest appearance on Alina Baraz’s heralded return, Electric, and the track couldn’t have been anointed a more fitting name. Electric, though downtempo sparse and dispersed, is a shockwave of sensual luscious electro R&B. Khalid’s crackling, simmering voice is the perfect companion to Alina Baraz’s supple angelic elegance. Despite her long period of silence prior to this single’s arrival, the wild buzz surrounding Alina Baraz has not lost any of its intensity. Her return to San Francisco in late March and early April sold out within minutes, and I was one of the poor souls to have missed out on my chance to snag golden tickets to see her live yet again. Stream or purchase Electric from major services, here.

January 19, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.17.2017

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January 18, 2017

El Paso native Khalid, alongside announcing a debut album, has revealed a sensational taste from the record. Saved’s R&B soul carries a gentle island breeze, but it aches tenderly and exquisitely, riding on Khalid’s silky smooth vocals. Saved leaves me sighing even as I sway to its deep rumbling groove. Khalid’s debut album is due out on March 3rd. Expect it to make quite an impact. 

December 29, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.22.2016 – 12.27.2016

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December 28, 2016

We have Adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch series to thank for an array of much unexpected but brilliantly put together collaborations over the years. The latest such treat sees Brooklyn duo Brasstracks join up with creamy voiced Khalid on a fleecy R&B soul jam named Whirlwind. This “whirlwind” is a velveteen twirl with brassy flourishes and some hip hop edge. Think HONNE and Chet Faker gone more trumpet ornate and drum animated. It’ll warm you on a cold, cold night. Learn more about Songs From Scratch and re-visit prior collaborations on their website, here.