Khalid Shares Inspiration For His Hit Songs Behind a Tiny Desk
El Paso's adopted son, Khalid is continuing to blow up the music scene with numerous new tracks with big names like Normani, Calvin Harris, Logic, and so many more. Now the Great Khalid has found himself behind a tiny desk. No, he didn't get an office job. He is just doing big things with NPR.
For NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, Khalid shares his inspiration for three of his hits, "Young, Dumb & Broke," "Location," and "Saved." With a smile, Khalid just shines behind a tiny desk.
Khalid gave the audience a special treat in sharing a personal story, that brings up the negative comments that inspired him to pursue his music before performing, "Saved." Back when he was just an unknown El Paso artist, Khalid said his friends pushed him to publish this song on SoundCloud, but some people were quick to say he sucks. Khalid says that didn't stop him but pushed him to keep writing and singing and writing and look where he is now.
He is a true role model for anyone who has ever faced haters, which is most of us. No matter where you are from you can appreciate the hustle of this kid. It is just extra special to say that he is from El Paso! Don't miss his big hometown return happening September 14th at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets go on sale this Friday and with each ticket sale, a $1 is going to be donated to a local animal shelter.