British singer-songwriter Zayn Malik has returned to music with his new single "Better." In the slick music video, he's not only under surveillance from the viewer.
"Better" is Malik's first taste of new music since the release of his last album Icarus Falls in late 2018. The former One Direction member has mostly kept a low profile, but he reemerged on social media this week to announce the birth of his daughter with girlfriend Gigi Hadid. (Congrats!)
Malik has a new blessing in his life and now he's blessing his fans with new music. Since leaving 1D, he's always flirted with R&B music on his solo albums. With "Better," Malik goes full soul man as he breaks away from a relationship on the rocks. He's a smooth operator in dealing with the card that have been dealt while getting his swagger back in the process. "Your dad probably loves me more than he ever did now 'cause I finally got up," Malik sings. Now that he's really hitting that his soulful stride, Zayn sounds better than ever.
The music video for "Better" opens with some fan service as a shirtless Malik lays on the couch. (We see you, Zayn! *eyes emoji*). Apparently, we're not the only ones watching the smoldering singer get dressed as there's someone else who is filming and taping him. Malik gets spiffed up, wipes away a tear, and put his best forward and out the door.
"Better" is now available on all digital streaming platforms. There's no word yet if this will lead to a new album from Malik.
See the "Better" video below:
Photo composite courtesy of RCA Records