With each and every track we’ve heard from Zayn‘s upcoming debut solo album Mind of Mine, from “PILLOWTALK” to “iT’s YoU” to last week’s “LIKE I WOULD,” we’ve gotten a better understanding of who he is as an artist and why he left his One Direction band members behind.
This week, we dive a little deeper into that understanding with his latest output: “BeFoUr,” a slow burning R&B-pop jam that sees him declaring that “If there’s something I want/ I’ll take all the right wrongs/ Now, I’m gonna stay in my zone/ I’m tired of picking that bone/ And I can’t be bothered to fight it no more, no.” Zayn‘s done apologizing, he’s saying goodbye to his past – “set it on fire” – because it’s time for him to “move up.”
While sonically it bares similarities to his contemporaries like Drake, Miguel, Erik Hassle and even Travis Garland, “BeFoUr” proves that there is more much depth and dimension to Zayn after all. So say what you wanna say, Zayn is HERE to stay!
Pre-order Zayn Malik’s debut studio album Mind of Mine (Deluxe) on iTunes now!