Free Spirit

Album: Free Spirit (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Khalid singing about searching for thrills and excitement with his partner rather than living a normal life. He told MTV News that it came to him during his May 14, 2018 concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. "I felt like a free spirit that whole show," he said. "Maybe I was loopy because of the elevation, I don't know, but it was so much fun." Khalid added that he was even wearing a shirt that said "free spirit" on it.
  • Before Khalid walked onstage at Red Rocks, he did a vocal melody which he labeled "free spirit." That vocal melody evolved into the title track of Khalid's second album, but it took him nine months to flesh out his ideas and put words to the tune.

    "It's the last song that I wrote, and it's a song that has impacted me so much because it was so fitting for the path of life that I'm on," he said. "I love the idea of becoming a free spirit, but I acknowledge the fact that I'm not one now, which allows me to be excited to be one in the future. I'm all for finding out."

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