Khalid is without a doubt one of the most exciting young talents in hip-hop. Recently recognized as on of Pigeons and Planes’ best 20 artists under 20 to watch, the El Paso native is gaining traction as a pioneer of the new generation of R&B. While we still await a formal first project from Khalid, he has repeatedly wowed us with single releases such as “Let’s Go,” “Reasons,” and “Location.” The latter being his most prolific hit, Khalid fittingly chose it recently to debut his first set of visuals.
“Location” is a dreamy single that pits his crooning vocals against his equally impressive bouncy lyrics. The video sees Khalid drape himself with an American flag as just as easily as he drapes his vocals over the instrumental. Khalid puts the geography of El Paso on display, paying homage to his hometown as he wanders around the desert and city looking for love. The visuals for “Location” simultaneously exactly fit the what the song evokes and take an unexpected route. The result is a smooth, well-composed video that builds on the already impressive foundation of the track.
Khalid’s ascendency was unprecedented, but very well deserved. The Texan has an incredible amount of raw talent, and can only get better. Stream the video for “Location” below.