Khalid Delivers Beautiful Cover Of "Fast Car" For BBC Radio 1

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Khalid deserves some praise. Not only because he possesses the holy voice an angel, but he’s also holding it down for the young artists the world. With his debut American Teen already earning a platinum plaque, and his guest appearance on Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255” solidifying himself as a commercial commodity, Khalid’s magnificent run continues. The singer recently stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studios for an intimate acoustic rendition “Location,” as well as a cover Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

It’s always interesting to see an artist’s work stripped down to the core, and hearing “Location” without the gloss the production is a testament to how solid the songwriting actually is. While Khalid’s own work deserves praise, “Fast Car” may be the highlight performance. Khalid’s voice breathes new life into the tried and true classic; perhaps his future music could implement a heightened use acoustic guitar. After all, his dulcet tones blend nicely with the warm, finger-picked guitar arrangement. 

Check out the pair videos before, courtesy the BBC. Fans Khalid will no doubt appreciate this one, but if you’re looking for something a little more on the relaxing side, give these clips a listen. Khalid continues to prove himself as one the game’s more exciting young vocalists, and it’s exciting to see where he goes from here.