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Listening: ‘Suncity’ by Khalid.

“Suncity” EP by Khalid.

Mid-performance at Austin City Limits, Khalid announced he was dropping an EP called “Suncity” Friday, October 19.

I bought it and downloaded it as soon as I woke up on Friday 🙂

It’s been such a long time since I found an artist where I buy and download every single thing they put out, as soon as they put it out. It’s refreshing.

Although I do wish this was a full album, the song list is:

  • 9.13
  • Vertigo
  • Saturday Nights
  • Salem’s Interlude
  • Motion
  • Better
  • Suncity (feat. Empress Of)

It’s only 21 minutes long, so listening to it on repeat is easy – and it plays nice. Whenever I get a new album, I like listening to the songs (and interludes) in order for awhile before hitting shuffle. I like to hear everything in the order it was intended first.

Just like with “American Teen”, every time I listen to it, I like different songs more or less. Currently, I am loving “Vertigo” and “Better”.

I’ve been better off than broken
I’ve been battered, I’ve been beat
I wish I was more outspoken
But the words are out of reach

– Vertigo

The entire EP is pretty chill – “Suncity” is the only track that’s upbeat, and many of the lyrics for the songs are more solemn (albeit that’s what Khalid has been known for thus far).

Per usual, I went on Twitter to see what other fans thought of the EP so far. I wasn’t surprised to see that people are loving it and calling out the love letter he wrote to his hometown of El Paso, Texas.

I’m going to keep on listening, and I’m happy to have a few more songs to add into my Khalid playlist!

Are any of you guys Khalid fans? I’d love to know if you’ve listened to “Suncity” yet and what your favorite songs are. Happy listening!

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