“As we all come out of quarantine and venture more into the world and try to reconnect with people we haven’t seen in over a year, I hope the messages explored within the album open up conversations and allow people to access their feelings in a new way,” he said in a statement.
In addition to announcing the album, Khalid also shared a futuristic video for his latest single, ‘New Normal’, which he first premiered during a live performance at Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 Spaceflight launch last week.
In the Andy Hines-directed video, Khalid, sporting blue and purple dyed hair, steps out from a space-age-looking vehicle and enters his apartment building. As he walks up to his apartment, he passes delivery drones and a number of huge indoor plants. The rest of the video sees Khalid singing and dancing in his apartment as he waters his plants.
You can watch the video for ‘New Normal’ below:
Splendour XR is set to take place over two full days on Saturday (July 24) and Sunday (25), with “punters” able to stream the multi-stage event using a mobile, tablet, browser or desktop, or using a VR headset.