Fans freaked out after Naughty Boy allegedly dropped Zayn Malik's first solo track, "I Won't Mind," but it turns out it was just an old One Direction demo! According to the Daily Mail, the song he leaked isn't an indication of the direction the singer's music will be going in.
"Naughty Boy and Zayn wrote and demoed it as a contender for 1D's album last year. 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. They are very good friends and Zayn is taking time out including visiting Naughty Boy at his studio and hanging out," the producer's representative said.
When asked about his plans for a rumored solo album in 2016, the rep said, "He's having fun. Nothing is planned as [of] yet."
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We know that Zayn was upset that his songs didn't make it on to Four, so maybe this was one of those tracks.
According to an insider, his solo stuff isn't necessarily going to sound like "I Won't Mind" either.
"It's important fans know this isn't a solo Zayn song or even representative of material he might record in the future. 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," their source said.
That makes us feel better! We thought it sounded a lot like 1D's stuff, and were a little confused that he would leave the band to make music that wasn't drastically different.
Can you believe that Naughty Boy released a song that didn't make the cut for 1D? Tell us in the comments!