Zayn Malik is ready for round two.
Singer Zayn Malik took a page out of rapper Future’s book and wiped his entire Instagram clean before making one lone post hinting at new material.
The caption simply reads “04.12.18” and gives nothing more away. While it seems like it may be the release of his new song accompanied by a video, it could also mean that he will finally be announcing the long-awaited follow up to his 2016 release Mind of Mine.
The timing of this post, along with the presumed announcement coming later this week, is smart as we reported just two weeks ago that rumors had been swirling around Zayn’s upcoming release.
Sources believed that the “Pillow Talk” singer would be putting his album on hold for the sake of rewrites as most of the album consisted of love songs about now ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
However, it seems that this post shatters all of those rumors and proves that heartbreak will not be holding him back from releasing new music.
The video has, as popcrush.com points out, a distinct 007 vibe as the camera starts on Malik from the back standing on a pier.
“Power,” “greed” and “vengeance flash across the screen before a nightclub brawl. “Seduction,” “passion” and “loyalty” pop in red before Malik with a woman or two or three plays on the screen. Then “money,” “love” and “revenge” flashes before all hell breaks loose.
Then, a release date of 04.12.18.
While the clip is entirely devoid of music, it’s clear that Zayn Malik has a more cinematic visual in mind for his next solo endeavor.
He is also working with famed multi-hyphenate Timbaland on new music. Could this clip be part of his latest album or will it be a one off similar to last year’s “Dusk Till Dawn” featuring Sia?
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Watch: ZAYN feat. Sia Dusk Till Dawn