Outta My Head
by Khalid (featuring John Mayer)

Album: Free Spirit (2019)
Charted: 45 58
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Songfacts®:

  • This shimmery track finds Khalid and guest John Mayer singing gentle come-ons to a love interest. Though they are just friends, the pair are crazy about this girl.

    Cause the days get brighter when you're here
    So I gotta keep you near
    Goin' crazy and I just can't get you outta my head


    Khalid and Mayer are so caught up with the young lady they just cannot get her out of their heads.
  • As well as singing the vocal hook in the chorus, Mayer also co-produced the track and lays down some bluesy guitar.
  • The collaboration with Mayer was not planned – it happened by chance when they run into each other just as Khalid was leaving the studio. The R&B singer offered to show Mayer some of the material he was working on and the Connecticut musician hopped on the third song he played.

Comments: 1

  • Anissa R. Moore from Kansas CityLOVE IT. LOVE John Mayer AND Khalid.
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