Khalid‘s debut album American Teen encompasses all the emotions of being a giddy teen and navigating through relationships, from being love-struck on “Location” to being anti-commitment on “Young, Dumb, & Broke.” On Thursday (Dec. 14), he returned with a new video for “Saved,” where a heartbroken Khalid yearns to mend a former relationship.
The David Hedmen-directed visual opens with Khalid calling his ex-lover — model Duckie Thot — with the hopes of reconciling, but only gets her voicemail. Khalid begins to reminisce about his past relationship with sappy video clips interspersed throughout the emotive visual.
While he’s heartbroken over the demise of their relationship, the singer is holding on to hope that one day they’ll pick up where they left off. “But I’ll keep your number saved/ ‘Cause I hope one day you’ll get the sense to call me/ I’m hoping that you’ll say/ You’re missing me the way I’m missing you,” Khalid croons over the smooth, airy melody tinged with a tropical guitar riff.
Khalid was recently nominated for five Grammy awards: best new artist, song of the year, best R&B song, best urban contemporary album and best music video. The singer is also prepping for his upcoming tour, The Roxy Tour, which will kick off on Jan. 27.
Watch the video for “Saved” below: