Naughty Boy Releases Reported Zayn Malik Demo ‘I Won’t Mind’ [LISTEN]

by | PopCrush

Deep breaths, Directioners. Less than a week after Zayn Malik quit One Direction, Naughty Boy dropped a demo for “I Won’t Mind” featuring the singer.

Feelings about the Naughty Boy collaboration aside, fans of Zayn’s ethereal vocals will love the demo. Musically, it’s stripped-back, letting his tone and range shine.

I won’t mind / You know I know you’ll never be mine,” Zayn croons, simultaneously making us melt and breaking our hearts.

The track is certainly a departure from One Direction’s music, which started out as pure power pop and eventually transitioned into more rock-flavored tunes with the release of Four. “I Won’t Mind” is a laid-back, yet strikingly beautiful track. It’s a true look into everything Zayn can do — and we’re impressed.

Naughty Boy announced the track on his Twitter, writing, “let the music do the talking guys. thank us later. :)” Zayn has yet to comment on the newly released track. There’s no word from the Directioners as a whole, either. As of press time, nothing related to the song appeared to be trending on Twitter.

The demo’s release on the internet follows a less-than-pleasant Twitter war between the producer and One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. After Naughty Boy retweeted a video featuring the phrases “Naughty Boy saved my life. Zaughty will rise.” (“Zaughty” is the portmanteau some are using to refer to Zayn and Naughty Boy’s collaboration.)

You can listen to the the “I Won’t Mind” demo in the Soundcloud above!

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