The song covers the confusing dynamic of longing for one another when apart but eager to call it quits when you’re reunited in person.
“You say all we need is time (All we need is time, we aight) / I don’t wanna dim your light / But I can’t say I’m an introvert (No I can’t) / The timIng’s right, we just don’t work (Don’t work no more),” sings Khalid.
The two stars promised the song’s accompanying visual would be released soon.
In a series of recent tweets, Khalid, better known as the RIAA youngest certified artist in the U.S., teased his forthcoming third album. He called it his “favorite album” and confirmed the mastered version of his first single was approved.
The new album, or at least its lead single, may arrive ahead of him playing at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival taking place on September 17 and 18 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Tickets go on sale on June 25, and you can get them here.
His collaboration with Alicia Keys, “So Done,” nominated for a 2021 BET Award, reached number one on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart in February.
Hear Khalid on Tate McRae’s new song “Working” below.