Who else other than Khalid can musically usher in the post-pandemic age, or as he calls it, the new normal. The 23-year-old has been reflecting on growing up in modern times since 2017’s “Young Dumb & Broke” and continues doing so on the track “New Normal”, the first single from his forthcoming third studio effort “Everything Is Changing”, scheduled for release this fall. The singer announced the song and album yesterday, along with a new music video for “New Normal.” The video finds a blue-haired Khalid dancing and watering plants as he assures listeners that everything will be fine. The song’s optimistic message was inspired by the pandemic and the emotional toll quarantine took on the singer and his friends, according to a press release. He added that “Everything Is Changing” takes a step further with all the songs centering around trying to find a purpose and sense of self in a world where everything is digitally connected but emotionally disconnected. In lieu of recent space adventures, it seems that part of Khalid’s new normal is extraterrestrial expectations. Though “New Normal” was released on July 21, he actually premiered the song on July 11 during Virgin Galactic’s spaceflight launch at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Not only was the song played in the shuttle during its flight back to earth, but Khalid also performed for the crew after they completed their mission. Watch the “New Normal” video below.

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