Is this a Harry Potter reference? Zayn Malik just announced news of his 4th solo album — and it’s titled Room Under the Stairs.

The former One Direction singer announced his upcoming project in March 2024 via Instagram, also revealing the illustrated cover artwork and the album’s release date — which is May 17, 2024. Mark your calendars, Directioners!

The British crooner teased the project with a short video on Instagram a week prior to the announcement. “I think the intention behind this album fully is for the listener to get more insight on me personally as a human being,” he said in the clip.

This will be the first album Zayn puts out with his new music label Mercury Records, which he signed onto in early 2023.

“As soon as ZAYN and I met, I knew we had to work together. I was blown away by the new music, but just as impressed by his vision, drive and spirit,” President of Mercury Records, Tyler Arnold, shared in a statement at the time. “We’re honored he and his team have joined us at Mercury Records. We’ve got an incredible opportunity to tell the next chapter of his story together.”

The father of one has three previous albums — 2016’s Mind of Mine, 2018’s Icarus and 2021’s Nobody is Listening. Additionally, he released a solo project called Yellow Tape in September 2021, when he dropped a Dropbox link on Twitter, giving fans access to multiple rap songs including tracks “Believe Me” and “Grimez,” as well as another titled “Yellow Tape 47.”

The last time Zayn teased new music was during his “Call Her Daddy” podcast appearance last year.

“I’m doing a record I don’t think people are really gonna expect. It’s a different sound for me,” he revealed. “And it’s got some more narrative going on, like real-life experiences and stuff. My daughter’s mentioned in there a couple of times.”

Some have speculated that the new album will be in the country genre, as it’s been revealed he worked with Grammy-winning country music producer Dave Cobb on the project.

Scroll through our gallery to see everything we know about Zayn’s 4th solo album so far. 

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