Calling all R&B enthusiasts! The title for this week’s hottest release, more of a soul ballad as described by Billboard, goes to none other than Zayn Malik! Shortly after announcing his and Gigi Hadid’s new addition to the family on Instagram, a baby girl whose name has not yet been revealed, the ‘Pillowtalk’ singer wasted no time in releasing his new single ‘Better’ on the 25th of September.
After taking a two-year-long break from putting out any new productions for the public, with his final project being the release of sophomore album ‘Icarus Falls’, Zayn has given us a taste of what more we can expect from him this year.
In preparation for his third album, which the former One Direction Star has confirmed to be more personal than ever, he co-wrote the new single with tones of heartbreak involved. With the phrases ‘Cause obviously we go back, so why would we ruin that? In too deep we’re rearranged, now you wanna ask for names’, an allusion is clearly made towards his relationship with American supermodel Gigi Hadid.
One must keep in mind that the couple has been on and off for the past four years, yet the lyrics seem to solidify the commitment they bear for one another!
Accompanying the R&B tune, a music video directed by Ryan Hope was uploaded where the main character, being the singer himself, wakes up on his own in a bleak quiet house and as he gets changed into formal wear, describes how he wishes to give love another chance.
What do you think of Zayn’s comeback?