Zayn Malik has released his first track, post-One Direction.
Just five days after announcing his departure from boy-band One Direction, Zayn Malik has released his first solo track - a collaboration with the British producer Naughty Boy. The song - I Won't Mind - features Malik singing over an acoustic guitar and was released via the producer's Soundcloud on Monday night.
Zayn Malik has released his first solo track, with producer Naughty Boy
Naughty Boy, who has worked with Sam Smith and Emeli Sande, wrote: "Let the music do the talking. There is nothing but love for what was left behind. Thats [sic] why we don't mind. ;) #2016 #zaughty #zindabad"
However, news that Malik was working on solo material appeared to lead to a spat between the producer and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.
Naughty Boy re-tweeted a video that claimed "Naughty Boy saved 'Zaughty" and that "Zaughty will rise."
It led Tomlinson to tweet: "Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal, seriously how f------ old are you? Grow up! #masterofallwisdom."
".when ur gettin hate for some thing u didn't do, a bit of love can go a long way, that's why I retweeted, time will tell the real story guys," replied the producer.
"Always have struggled to bite my tongue," said Tomlinson.
One Direction confirms Malik's departure from the band last week, saying in a statement, "We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."
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