R&B singer Khalid released his latest single Don’t Pretend from his upcoming album Free Spirit on Wednesday 3 April 2019, featuring Toronto musician SAFE.
The smooth track shows the soulful artist expressing his feelings for someone, which appear to be unrequited. His voice explores the falsetto range as he sings the chorus, showcasing his undeniable talent. He talks about his unwavering sense of hope for this potential relationship as he waits by his phone for her to call him. He details her cold approach to him and how her rejection has never caused him to back away, as he is certain that their relationship is worth fighting for.
The single was released as an audio video on YouTube, which has amassed close to four hundred thousand views since its release. The clip was accompanied by the song’s cover art, which shows a group of people surrounding a camp fire, with Don’t Pretend printed across the image.
The song is available for purchase on iTunes.
Listen to Don’t Pretend below.