Zayn Malik teases new music on Twitter after Taylor Swift collaboration for Fifty Shades Darker song

Former One Direction star promises there is 'more to come'

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 08 March 2017 10:59 GMT
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Zayn Malik has teased some new music by soundtracking a dancing dog gif on Twitter.

The former member of One Direction put out his solo debut Mind of Mine in 2016, and followed that with a recent Taylor Swift collaboration for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.

Malik has since uploaded a hint of brand new music and promised that there is "more to come".

Malik's producer Malay, who worked with the artist on a collaboration with acclaimed Indian composer AR Rahman [Slumdog Millionaire], recently spoke about what they'd been up to in the studio.

"I thought it would be fun to have a platform that was maybe a little less pressure for the artist and then me having the challenge and the fun of creating a new sound.

"The other part of what I'm doing is representing a little bit more of the culture subliminally with Zayn [Malik].

"We're talking about doing a song with him and AR Rahman together and I'm having Zayn in Urdu. It's real similar to Hindi but it's Pakistani language. It's a modern-sounding song, but for him to sing in that language is kind of powerful."

Malik's song with Taylor Swift was well-received, and described by iTunes as "two of pop's brightest stars [teaming up] for a passionate duet".

Within hours of its release it hit the No.1 spot on the US iTunes chart, while a teaser of the song featuring footage from the film racked up millions of views.

The song was recorded at musician and producer Jack Antonoff's home; he said the song "came together very quickly" and was co-written with Swift and American hip hop artist Sam Dew.

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