With American Teen‘s two-year anniversary fast approaching, fans began to wonder when Khalid would be dropping his sophomore album. At the top of February, the RCA signee kicked off his upcoming project’s rollout by connecting with electronic duo Disclosure for “Talk.” Khalid then quieted the noise by answering a follower’s question on Twitter Tuesday (Feb. 19), where he promised that his album would arrive in April.
Now that the April release date is official, fans can start to set expectations and forecast what they expect the 21-year-old to deliver come springtime. Zane Lowe caught up with Khalid for a brief interview with “Talk” premiering on Beats 1 as his World Record (Feb. 7).
“This album is the culmination of all of the growth and experiences I have gathered over the past two remarkable years,” he said of his upcoming LP. “I have been in the studio pouring my soul and spirit to create a body of work that I hope speaks to each and every one of you.”
“Talk” debuts at No. 44 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, giving the “Love Lies” singer four tracks on the exclusive chart. With the others being Benny Blanco‘s “Eastside” cracking the top 10, Suncity standout cut “Better,” and Billie Eilish‘s “Lovely.”
Find Khalid’s announcement below.
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) February 19, 2019