Zayn Malik has put out new track, Befour, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated solo album Mind of Mine next week.
The new R&B track is produced by Malay and is the fourth song fans have heard from the former One Direction singer since he split from the boy band last year. It's instantly available to fans who pre-order Zayn's new album in advance of its release, along with other tracks Like I Would, It's You and PillowTalk.
The star has hinted that the new song is inspired by his time with 1D, “I don’t feel like people really know what I’m going to give them, musically," he told Fader Magazine last November (15).
"Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more, and they’ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band, and why I had to write this... down."
The new tracks lyrics appear to hint at the band's rumoured infighting, featuring the lines: "Shame is you won’t say that to my face" and "No strings for you to pull on."
The star continues: "Because for five - not even for five years, for ten years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”
The singer's new record is also set to drop next week (25Mar16), with Zayn scheduled to celebrate the launch with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show the night before.
In a promo of his new music video for Fader magazine Zayn, 22, is shown relaxing by a campfire and flashing his tattoos while riding a motorbike topless.
As part of the Mind of Mine release party Zayn is scheduled to perform an intimate set at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, before taking part in a Q&A.
Though the debut solo is hotly anticipated, last week (beg07Mar16) the star received backlash when fans complained his previous release Like I Would sounded similar to the One Direction hit I Would.
This latest track release hopes to match the success of his debut track Pillowtalk which went to the number one spot earlier this year (16).