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Khalid shows off El Paso to the world on his debut album.

Khalid, the 19-year-old military kid turned El Paso star has already found success via Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat. The brief clip of “Location” in turn gave Khalid a break, something even his biggest detractors in high school hallways couldn’t deny. Months later and millions of views for “Location” tucked in his bag, Khalid releases his debut album, American Teen.

Supported by the title track, “Location” and “Shot Down”, the 15-track project is an exercise in optimism. The light-hearted pop meets R&B tones of “Coaster” and “8TEEN” show that even if Khalid hasn’t seen all of the world, he’s got a pretty interesting outlook on things. Inspired by shimmery ’80s pop and more, hear American Teen from the Texas buzzmaker below.

UPDATE: You can now watch the video for the title track below.

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