Can ‘perfect’ exist?
Hot on the heels of winning Best New Artist at the 2017 VMA’s, Khalid surprises fans with a short-but-sweet new song. Over husky acoustic strings, the crooner’s raw drawl compliments as he sings about life’s struggles and insecurities.
Calling it “a song from the soul,” the 19-year-old singer-songwriter laments: “I’ve been on my own for a long time / I’m feeling kind of lonely / Nothing’s fun when I’m the only one out here who knows me.”
Khalid also offers introspection on changes, sadness, and the search for perfection. “I know I’ll never be perfect / I’m thinking out loud, but I know someone will hear me / Crying out for help,” he sings.
After unleashing the rough draft, the “Location” singer explained that it might remain the only version available. “I’m probs gonna leave it at rough draft,” he said. “The first song I released was a rough draft on SoundCloud. I’m leaving this on SoundCloud as well. Thank you guys, love you.”
Listen to “Perfect” below.