By Jessica Derschowitz
Updated August 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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It was an eventful week for One Direction fans — the band dropped their first single as a foursome, “Drag Me Down,” a few days after Zayn Malik announced he’d signed a solo contract with RCA — and now Malik has given his former bandmates a show of support for their new song.

“Proud of my boys the new single is sick,” he tweeted on Saturday. “Big love. :) x.”

Malik revealed Wednesday that he signed with RCA, explaining that he left the band “for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am.”

Other members of One Direction, meanwhile, tweeted about “Drag Me Down,” which is currently sitting atop iTunes’ Hot Tracks chart after its surprise release.

You can listen to “Drag Me Down” below.