Zayn Malik: 'It's You' released on Apple Music's Beats 1
Zayn Malik continues to deliver new music off his forthcoming solo album, with the release of “It’s You” marking the second track to debut off Mind of Mine, due out March 25. The former One Direction member performed the dramatic cut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Kimmel last week, and made “It’s You” available on Apple Music after premiering it on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio Show Thursday.
Malik also shared Mind of Mine‘s cover art during his Kimmel appearance (his first ever television engagement sans 1D), which received criticism for its likeness to Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III album cover. The 23-year-old singer defended his artistic choice on Twitter, saying he’s not trying to be a rapper and asked fans not to “discriminate what you don’t understand.”
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His first solo single “Pillowtalk” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 following its Jan. 29 release. Malik also put out an acoustic version of the sultry song, and joined Usher on a remix of Chris Brown’s “Back to Sleep.”
Hear Malik’s latest release and see a teaser for its music video, debuting at midnight ET on Thursday.