Khalid unveiled his latest single, titled “Talk,” as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 today (Feb. 7). The song was produced by English electronic duo Disclosure.
“This album is the culmination of all of the growth and experiences I have gathered over the past two remarkable years,” Khalid said in a statement about his forthcoming 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 and I am excited to share ‘Talk,’ the first taste of that today.”
“I met up with Disclosure, they played me this crazy-ass instrumental,” Khalid also told Lowe of the song. “I hopped on it for sure, and made one my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part of, so I really thank them for that, too.”
The Grammy-nominated artist previously teased “Talk” with a 15-second-long video posted on Jan. 27 of him listening to the midtempo, R&B-tinged song inside of a car. Khalid accompanied the announcement with the song’s cover art, which depicts a drawing of a purple wolf behind orange flames.
Since his 2018 EP Suncity, Khalid has been busy collaborating with Normani, Shawn Mendes, Kane Brown and Post Malone, among others.
“Talk” will appear on Khalid’s sophomore album, due this April.
Listen to Khalid’s latest below.