Zayn Malik’s Solo Career Has Officially Begun

Less than one week after bidding adieu to One Direction (and breaking the hearts of waves of Directioners), Zayn Malik’s first solo single has surfaced. On Monday, Naughty Boy, a producer on “I Won’t Mind,” posted a Soundcloud demo of the track. In related news, Naughty Boy, who’s worked with the likes of Sam Smith, Wiz Khalifa, and Jennifer Hudson, took part in a brief Twitter feud with Malik’s ex band mate Louis Tomlinson just prior to the demo’s release. The issue on hand? A fan-made video promoting “Zaughty” (a combination of the producer and Malik’s name) and how Naughty Boy “saved” the singer’s life.