Khalid had a big 2019 where he saw success in his sophomore album Free Spirit and various singles off. Now he’s back with a new single, the followup to last November’s ‘Up All Night’.
This time, he releases a smooth track that you can cruise to at any time of the day, featuring some hidden ad-libs from Craig David. “Late at night, eleven, we’re cruising / Lately, I’ve been watching your movements,” sings Khalid. “If I’m the only one that you’re choosing / Am I your favorite drug you’ve been using?”
“I love making music you can drive to, and I feel like ‘Eleven’ is the perfect track to just play on your stereo, grip the wheel of your car, and just, I mean, just go where the wind takes you,” he told Zane Lowe about the new track. “That’s what this song makes me feel like. This one I wanted to do something different. My mom lives, breathes, sleeps R&B music, so I really feel like this is the ode to just people who came before me, and I really love the song. It reminds me of that Timbaland era and Aaliyah and music just felt so good. You just wanted to turn it on and just drive just to nowhere. I’m just more excited to see what my fans think because for me they’re the reason why I’m here. I mean they got me here, they got me this far. So I’m excited for them to receive it and just accept the new era.”
Khalid added in the interview that he wants to put out much more music this year and also collaborate with different artists. Listen to ‘Eleven’ below.