Two years since his breakout debut American Teen, Khalid is set to release the follow-up Free Spirit.
The R&B crooner’s sophomore album will arrive April 5, he announced on social media. A pre-order will be available starting March 7. He also revealed the cover art, which finds him standing on top of a van in the desert.
Drops on April 5th
Make sure to pre-order on March 7th. ❤️🤟🏾 pic.twitter.com/3RDgoff5nU
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) February 28, 2019
“This album is the culmination of all of the growth and experiences I have gathered over the past two remarkable years,” said Khalid. “I have been in the studio pouring my soul and spirit to create a body of work that I hope speaks to each and every one of you.”
In celebration of the album release, Khalid will premiere a companion film of the same name. Directed by Emil Nava, Free Spirit will be screened at theaters worldwide on April 3, two days before the album release. A special one-night-only fan event will include an early listening of the album.
Free Spirit follows 2017’s American Teen, which was certified platinum and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
In October, Khalid dropped his Suncity EP featuring the single “Better.” He will perform on the March 9 episode of “SNL.”