Khalid gave his fans a special gift on Thursday morning (Nov. 14) with the surprise release of a fresh track, “Up All Night,” recorded on the road during his Free Spirit World Tour.
“‘Up All Night’ is a song that I wrote while on tour. It’s really special to me and I’m so excited that I am able to share it with my fans so quickly,” the singer said in a statement. “I’ve been touring the world, and interacting with my fans each night has been really inspiring. I’m working hard on some more new music to share with you guys soon!”
The mellow track was written by Khalid along with Jamil “Digi” Chammas and Jeremy “Chrome Sparks” Malvin, with the latter two also producing the song. “Take me around the world and back again/ As I’m searching for my soul out there/ Oh, there’s something that I’m wondering/ Where I’m going when my story ends,” he sings over a spare, bouncy beat before soaring into the falsettto insomniac’s lament chorus, “Keeps me up all night/ Keeps me/ Get these thoughts that keep me up all night/ Keeps me/ Keeps me up all night/ Keeps me.”
Khalid is still on the Free Spirit tour in support of the album of the same name, with shows slated to take place next week in New Zealand and Australia through Dec. 5.
Listen to “Up All Night” below.