At just 17 years old, Nigerian rising star Khaid delivers a refreshing musical expression with his EP Emotions. Following his 2022 debut, DIVERSITY, Khaid showcases his ability to blend his Lagos-born sound with universal influences that continue to propel African music to global heights.
Emotions is a statement piece, urging listeners to embrace the wide spectrum of vibes that define Khaid’s music, from playful sing-alongs to introspective love songs. His effortless fusion of spirituality and passion highlights his versatility in conveying emotions through music. Khaid’s aim is to create songs that resonate with people’s lives, whether through choral sounds or high-energy drum patterns, and Emotions EP underscores his maturity and potential as a part of a new generation of musicians.
Key Tracks from “Emotions”:
- “Hold Me”: Inspired by a day at the beach, Khaid crafted this song with a catchy melody that came to him while taking a walk. Initially unsure about it, a friend’s enthusiastic reaction during a phone call convinced him of its potential.
- “No Time”: This spiritual song was influenced by a hymn stuck in Khaid’s head. It features Catholic-style melodies and serves as a heartfelt piece that may resonate with those who relate to songs about heartbreak and love.
- “Jolie”: Khaid sought to create something special with “Jolie.” The song, produced by BMX, draws inspiration from older Nigerian artists, and its catchy nature stands out in the contemporary music landscape.
- “People (Evil)”: In response to critiques about his lyrical depth, Khaid showcases his lyrical prowess in this track. It allows him to reflect on his experiences and origins, demonstrating his versatility in storytelling through music.
- “Anabella”: “Anabella” is a joyful follow-up to “Jolie.” Khaid made this song to have fun, and it reflects his light-hearted and creative approach to music. Interestingly, people often feel a personal connection when their name is mentioned in his songs, even if coincidentally.
In Emotions EP, Khaid not only reveals his musical talent but also his ability to connect with listeners on a personal level. This EP serves as a testament to his growth as an artist and his determination to break new ground in the music industry.
Listen to Emotions EP here.