Khalid Returns with Vulnerable Ballad “Please Don’t Fall in Love With Me”


Khalid makes a poignant return with his new single “Please Don’t Fall in Love With Me,” produced by Jason Kellner and Denis Kosiak. The melancholic track, built on a sample of Alicia Keys’ “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready),” explores the raw emotions left in the wake of a heartbreak.

Lyrically, the song delves into the complexities of post-breakup emotions. Khalid lays bare feelings of betrayal, insecurity, and lingering heartache. Lines like “The fact that I actually started to trust you” and “Then you broke my heart, someone bring me a tissue” capture the sting of betrayal and pain. There’s a vein of resentment as he compares himself to a potential new partner, singing “He can’t even match it, he’s not in my bracket.”

Despite these raw emotions, the song’s heart lies in Khalid’s struggle to move forward. He acknowledges his inability to fully commit to a new relationship, evident in the repeated plea of the chorus: “So please don’t fall in love with me.” This serves as a warning to a potential partner, a shield protecting his fragile heart from further damage.

“Please Don’t Fall in Love With Me” marks the first single from Khalid’s highly anticipated third album, due later this year via RCA Records. He describes the upcoming project as his “best and most personal album yet,” one crafted through collaboration with “some of his favorite creatives.”

This single serves as a powerful introduction to a new era for Khalid, one steeped in vulnerability and emotional honesty. Fans can expect a deeply personal exploration of love, loss, and the journey towards healing.