Khalid and VEVO connect for a special performance.
The breakout teen sensation recently went acoustic for VEVO’s “LIFT: Stripped Session” series, which included live stripped-down renditions of the songs “Angels” and “Coaster” off his acclaimed debut album American Teen.
In the clip for “Angel,” Khalid stands in a dark high school gym after a school dance. With confetti covering the floor, and only a pianist beside him, the 19-year-old sings the melancholy lyrics: “I’ve been seeing angels / In my living room / That have walked the sun / And have slept on the moon.”
The mood gets even darker in the visual for “Coaster,” which finds Khalid under a spotlight on the gym’s bleachers. Backed by a guitarist this time, the crooner steps into the middle of the floor and sings the soulful standout. “I’ll be coasting, roller-coasting through my emotions / I will be coasting, roller-coasting / I’m hoping that you’ll come back to me,” he sings.
Khalid recently spent the weekend at Coachella, where he hung with Kehlani, SZA, Solange and more.
Check out his emotional acoustic performance below.