The wait is finally over – Zayn Malik has officially dropped a new single, presumably from his second studio album! The "Pillowtalk" singer made waves last year when he released his first ever solo album, Mind of Mine. The sounds were so much different than what fans had ever heard from him while he was in One Direction and it was an instant success.
It was the beginning of Zayn really breaking out of his shell and breaking away from the band. Fans literally could not get enough.
One year later, Zayn is letting the world know that he's still in the game and he's not going anywhere. This new song, "Still Got Time," is a collaboration with rapper PartyNextDoor. So many of Zayn's songs on the first album were about love and this track doesn't steer from that same theme.
The lyrics paint this idea that even if you're a girl out there and you haven't found love just yet, you've still got time. It's kind of empowering, to be honest. There aren't many songs that let teens know it's okay to wait for love and that one relationship that's perfect. Could there be any underlying relation to his real life romances?
The "Like I Would" singer seems to be in the perfect relationship with his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid at the moment. They are virtually inseparable, yet it took him awhile to find this kind of love. Of course, he was in a long-term and very public relationship with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. After that didn't work out, he had to start from square one in the love department. Maybe the lyrics allude to this – even when he thought he was out of luck when it came to relationships, time was on his side. He just had to wait for the right gal to come along!
While this is all speculation, the inspiration for a song has got to come from somewhere…right?!
Zayn had been teasing this particular collaboration on Instagram for the past couple of days before the official release last night. There's no telling when he might release the second album, but we can almost be sure that this song will be on it. Not only that, but Zayn has also not given any clues about the name of his second album. He's being super secretive and we have a feeling that's because he's striving for perfection – fans are really expecting something major.
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