Prepare to scream because Z2 is officially coming. Yes, you heard us correctly, Zayn Malik‘s second studio album was just announced and we’ve got all the details! Drum roll please…
The album, which will be called Icarus Falls, is dropping Dec. 14 — a little more than two weeks from now! And we won’t even have to wait that long to hear part of it, because one of the new tracks titled “Rainberry” will be out at midnight tonight! That’s right guys, we’re just a few hours away from a new Zayn song. OMG.
Fans first notice that the album appeared on Apple Music earlier today, and then Billboard got confirmation that this is, in fact, the 25-year-old singer’s new LP. It will feature 27 tracks too, so let’s take a moment to take that in. A whole 27 new Zayn songs. Well, actually, 21, since some of the tracks have already been released, like “Let Me,” “Sour Diesel,” “Entertainer,” “No Candle No Light (feat. Nicki Minaj),” “Fingers” and “Too Much (feat. Timbaland).” The album artwork is just plain white, with the words ZAYN written across it in grey. Talk about mysterious!
As for the album name, some fans think it might be a reference to Greek mythology. According to Greekmythology.com, “Icarus was the son of the famous craftsman Daedalus. His father was the creator of the Labyrinth, a huge maze located under the court of King Minos of Crete, where the Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature lived. In order for the secret of the Labyrinth to be kept, Minos had then imprisoned Daedalus and Icarus in a tower above his palace. Daedalus managed to create two sets of wings for himself and his son, that were made of feathers glued together with wax. He taught Icarus how to fly and warned him not to fly too high, which would cause the wax to melt, nor too low, which would cause the feathers to get wet with sea water. Together, they flew out of the tower towards freedom. However, Icarus soon forgot his father’s warnings, and started flying higher and higher, until the wax started melting under the scorching sun. His wings dissolved and he fell into the sea and drowned.”
It’s a pretty sad story and we’re wondering what it has to do with Zayn and his new album. But regardless, we’re freaking out over the news and so are the rest of his fans, who have taken to Twitter to share their excitement.
“ZAYN IS DROPPING A 27 TRACK ALBUM AND I ONLY HAVE 2 WEEKS TO PREPARE,” one fan wrote while another added: “ZAYN IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM AND IT HAS 27 SONGS I’M LIVING.”
ZAYN IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM AND IT HAS 27 SONGS I’M LIVING
— nada 🔱 (@capgotham) November 29, 2018
Okay, same girl, we are all absolutely living over this news. It’s truly an exciting day for Zayn fans since, after months of anticipation, there is now concrete evidence his second album is coming. It’s been more than two years since he released his first studio album, Mind Of Mine and the singer has been dropping singles left and right recently, but since there’s been no talk of the album. Everyone was starting to get a little confused, but now we know new tunes are coming sooner than we all thought!
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