Khalid Premieres New Song “Don't Pretend” featuring SAFE on Apple Beats 1
- American singer-songwriter Khalid gears up for his upcoming sophomore studio album “Free Spirit”, which is out April 5, 2019.
He premiered a new song “Don't Pretend” from the album on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show.
The song features Canadian singer-songwriter SAFE. It was written by Murda Beatz, Charlie Handsome, Doc McKinney and Khalid.
Khalid said, "It's one of my favorite songs I've ever done."
Also, on program, he revealed that Father John Misty wrote the song of the album, called “Heaven.”
“One, he inspires me so much, so I feel like his voice, or my voice at least, is not too far off from his, because that’s a voice that I grew up with, and I sat with and I lived with,” Khalid told Zane Lowe. “I love that I got to take a song that he wrote and interpret it the way that it makes me feel. I love that when I listen to it, I hear him on it.”
he continued, “For me, that’s a present. That’s a gift. How many people do you know out there who can say they’ve sang a song that Father John Misty has wrote? The fact that he looks to me and he’s like, ‘You’re going to do this song justice and you’re going to sing this song the way that it should be sang’ – Amazing.”
- source : Rolling Stone