Zayn Malik Drops “Love Like This” First Single on New Label

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Zayn Malik releases

X Factor alum and former One Direction member, Zayn Malik has released his hugely anticipated new single “Love Like This.” The pop anthem marks Zayn’s first new music in 2 years and his debut single for Mercury Records.

“’Love Like This’ is a summer tune I’m very proud of and excited for the world to hear. I’m working on my new album currently that is coming soon, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what’s next,” ZAYN shared in a press statement.

“Love Like This” is accompanied by its music video, directed by Ivanna Borin & Frank Borin and shot in the New York.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release since Zayn first teased it on socials which was met with a massive response, racking up over 150 million views on teasers alone.. Last week, ZAYN set the internet on fire again as he joined the Call Her Daddy podcast for his first sit down interview in nearly 6 years. The episode went viral, receiving worldwide media coverage.

Why Zayn left one direction and how he feels about it now

On the podcast, Zayn spoke frankly about the reasons why he left One Direction.

“I think I’d known for a minute,” Zayn said about his decision to leave the group. “There was a lot of politics going on. Certain people were doing certain things, certain people didn’t want to sign contracts. I knew something was happening, so I just got ahead of the curve if I’m being honest with you.

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“I was like, ‘I’m just gonna get out of here,'” he continued. “I think this is done and I’d just seen it, and I completely selfishly wanted to be the first person to go and make my own record, if I’m being completely honest with you. I was like, I’m gonna jump the gun here for the first time.”

“We’d been together every day for five years and we got sick of each other, if I’m being completely honest,” he said about his fellow bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan.

“We were close, you know, we did crazy things with each other and that nobody else in the world will ever understand or have the experiences that we’ve shared with each other,” Zayn said. “I look back on it now in a much fonder light than I would have if I just left. There were great experiences and great times, but yeah, we had just run our course.”

Zayn left One Direction during their 2015 tour, citing mental health as the reason.

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