Demo of singer Zayn Malik’s first song “I Won’t Mind”, post his departure from band One Direction, has been released. The song is a collaboration between Malik and Naughty Boy and its demo was posted by the British producer on his SoundCloud page.
“Let the music do the talking guys. Thank us later,” Naughty Boy tweeted along with a link to the song. “There is nothing but love for what was left behind. thats why we don’t mind. #2016 #zaughty #zindabad,” he added in the Soundcloud description. The #2016 hashtag apparently hints at the year the finished version of the track will be released.
“I Won’t Mind” is a slow-tempo ballad on which Malik sings over the simple but beautiful acoustic guitar. “We are who we are when no one’s watching/And right from the start, you know I got you,” he croons.
Naughty Boy began teasing his collaboration with Zayn earlier this year. Most recently, he promoted it by retweeting a bizarre video made by a fan while Directioners were still saddened by Zayn’s departure from One Direction. Tomlinson then called him out on Twitter, calling him “inconsiderate” and telling him to “grow up.”