When a 19-year-old Khalid Robinson burst onto the scene last year with his near-classic debut album, American Teen, he earned stripes with his soothing alto vocals and painstaking relatable lyrics. Like kids tend to do in life, Khalid has started to grow up. His follow-up -- the Suncity -- serves as some sort of placeholder; akin to puberty-caused growing pains that affect everyone going into adulthood.
No one hears a Khalid song and is like, "Yo, turn that shit off!" It's harmless, nobody is mad at it. It's like switching between radio stations in a car, passing over one for playing a song I hear too often, and another for commercials, before finally settling on a song that makes me shrug--it'll ….