In an interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show, Khalid revealed that a song on his upcoming new album Free Spirit (out tomorrow) was written by the mercurial indie music-man Father John Misty. Khalid showed the same excitement for the new track as we are showing right now.
Khalid called FJM offering him the song, titled ‘Heaven’, a “Cinderella moment.” He continued “I would never pass on singing a Father John Misty song and putting that on my album ever, if Father John Misty is like, ‘Yo, here, look here’s this song, you want to sing it?’ I’m like, ‘Hell yeah I want to sing that.’”
“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. I love that I got to take a song that he wrote and interpret it in the way that it makes me feel. I love that when I listen to it, I hear him on it. For me, that’s a present, that’s a gift. How many people do you know out there who can say that 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.”
Who’s excited for Friday’s Free Spirit release now? Take a listen to new release ‘Don’t Pretend’ below.