After recently quitting One Direction to pursue a solo career, Zayn Malik is revealed to have a new album on its way.
Just a week after the announcement that shocked a lot of directioners, Malik revealed a new track that has already surprised a lot of people.
“We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future,” the official One Direction statement said as officially reported by Billboard.
“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.” However, in a report by Hollywood life, an insider claimed that the new song entitled “I Won’t Mind” was meant to be a 1D song rather than for the 22-year-old singer.
“It’s important fans know this isn’t a solo Zayn song or even representative of material he might record in the future,” the insider told Daily Mail.
“If you listen to the track it is clearly a song written with One Direction in mind for their last album.
It’s not new, nor is it a Zayn Malik solo track.” Furthermore, it was revealed by the insider that the reason for the quick release of the new song is that it was already pre-recorded and just dropped at the perfect time.
“They aren’t furiously working on his solo material or anything, there aren’t plans for anything and this wasn’t recorded in the last few days,” the source continued.
“They are very good friends and Zayn is taking time out including visiting Naughty Boy at his studio and hanging out.” Malik, however, is reportedly working on a new album and is expected to come out this year.