Suncity – Khalid Featuring Empress Of | The main track “Suncity” stands out as the mid-tempo track that brings a special Latin vibe.

In the bilingual collaboration track, Khalid sings in English and Spanish with Latin American singer/songwriter Empress Of.

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The “Suncity” EP comes to a close as Khalid infuses the internationally rising genre of reggaeton into the title track. The track features Empress Of as the two sing “Llevame ciudad de sol / Llevame, llevame / Donde deje mi corazon” which roughly translates to “Take me to suncity / Take me, take me / Where I left my heart.” Despite his best efforts, Khalid falls short in his spanish pronunciation as he capitalizes off the sudden craze in the United States towards Latin music.

«Suncity» seems to be a more personal project of Khalid’s than «American Teen» was. The EP begins with audio of Khalid receiving the key to El Paso, Texas, his hometown, earlier in September. The EP then continues with «Vertigo,» a song analyzing the messes in life Khalid has been through, but realizing he was never one to give up to get where he is now. In «Better,» Khalid describes the sensation of being with someone in secret, but no longer wants to keep hiding his relationship, even though his partner prefers they keep their life hidden. Both tracks seem to have a theme of secrecy, perhaps suggesting that he could never truly be open with a relationship and that there was always some reason to keep aspects of his romantic life closed off from the world.
Sung in both English and Spanish, the song talks about Khalid’s want to go back to El Paso, where he states he left his heart behind. He wants to take a drive and is adamant he will return there by nighttime.

[Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Llévame ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo
Solo ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo

[Verse 1: Khalid]
Two days ’til I’m back on the road and I’m wanting you
I hear you calling me, so come onto me tonight
No time to be worried about what we wanna do
Just take care of me, I’ll let you take the lead tonight

[Pre-Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Feel it coming over me
Solo así junto a ti
Don’t let the city break your heart
Conmigo no tienes que llorar

[Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Llévame a ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo
Solo la ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo

[Verse 2: Khalid]
No room to be falling for you without honesty
Don’t be scared of me
It’s where you wanna be, tonight
It’s alright, alright for the meantime
If I have to wait, I’ll be patient, babe
Tonight

[Pre-Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Solo así junto a ti
Don’t let the city break your heart (Your heart)
Conmigo no tienes que llorar

[Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Llévame a ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo
Solo la ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo

[Bridge: Khalid]
Wind it up slow for me, pick it up, pick it up
Wind it up slow for me, pick it up, pick it up
Wind it up slow for me, pick it up, pick it up
Wind it up slow for me, pick it up, pick it up

[Chorus: Khalid & Empress Of]
Llévame a ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo
Solo la ciudad de sol
Llévame, llévame
Donde dejé mi corazón
Llévame, llévame
Llévamelo

[Outro]
I-I send you a lot of hugs
And, hope to see you very soon