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Watch Khalid Perform “Talk” and “Better” on SNL

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Idris Elba" Episode 1761 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Khalid, host Idris Elba, and Aidy Bryant during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, March 7, 2019 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Breakout R&B star Khalid was the musical guest on last night’s Idris Elba-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. For his brief, two-song performance, the El Paso native sang “Talk,” his excellent recent collaboration with UK electronic duo Disclosure, as well as the song “Better” from his 2018 Suncity EP. The soulful, Rhodes-driven “Talk” exploded into a triumphant dance track in its second half, but things got soft and intimate again with his full-out gospel rendition of “Better.”

Khalid’s debut album American Teen was released in 2017 featuring the hits “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke.” The vocalist’s sophomore album Free Spirit is out April 5 featuring the single “Talk.” The album will feature a companion film out April 3, which will be screened in theaters around the world. His song “OTW” with Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack was one of our favorite songs of 2018. Watch Khalid’s SNL performance below.