Khalid – Shot Down

El Paso native Khalid has had a pretty jam-packed year this far, and deservedly so. His breakthrough single “Location” is closing in on 150 millions streams on Spotify, he released his poignant and freeing debut album American Teen this past March and he’s been tapped by the likes of Kendrick Lamar and most recently Calvin Harris to feature on “The Heart Part 4” and “Rollin” respectively. All of this, at the age of nineteen!

KHALID WEARS HIS HEART ON HIS SLEEVE ON “SHOT DOWN”

 

Performing a heart-warmingly beautiful rendition of “Shot Down” for COLORS, Khalid’s deeply personal words of pain and heartbreak pierce through you as the sparse drums and delicate keys serve as the pillow to cushion the blow. Utterly transfixed and in the zone, Khalid’s earnest intonations of “you’ve got my heart now, why won’t you stop now?” offers a sense of vulnerability that is captured wonderfully by that fragile and emotive voice of his. Check out the magnificent performance above!

 

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