This Is What Zayn Malik Is Going To Sound Like As A Solo Artist

When it was announced that Zayn Malik was leaving One Direction behind to pursue other creative endeavors, fans shed tears, while the media waited with baited breath to see what his next move was going to be.

Well, he signed a record deal with RCA records, letting us all know he was planning on a solo album, but would his new tunes sound like the swoonworthy 1D bubble-pop we know best?

Turns out the answer is no. Thanks to UK based music producer Oh Genius, the world is getting their first hint at what’s to come from the former boy bander babe.

Oh Genius did something, well, genius. He took Zayn’s vocals from One Direction’s “You and I” and gave it a R&B remix that is soulful and unlike anything we’ve heard from Zayn in the past. Kind of loving it!!

Click to listen above and let me know what you think of Zayn’s R&B sound in the comments below!