Details about ZAYN‘s sophomore album continue to remain a mystery, but that at least isn’t holding the former One Direction crooner back from dropping new music from the project single by single.
“I hear you guys.. I know you want a date for the album and I do too. The label is holding me back but I promise I am doing everything I can to get my music to you,” ZAYN recently tweeted. “Thank you.. You will hear from me soon.”
Following the release of “Fingers” last month, ZAYN drops yet another brand new track: “No Candle No Light,” his much-teased collaboration with Nicki Minaj. Over a hypnotic production, the pop heartthrob and Queen show off their chemistry as they trade infectious verses about a relationship that has run its course.
“Can’t handle my love/ Can’t handle your lies/ No friend zone to my love/ Quit burning all of my time/ I, I woke up on the wrong side of ya…,” ZAYN and Nicki declare before the track suddenly dives into a thrilling, stuttering breakdown of glitchy vocals and pulsating beats. “No candle, no light for you/ No candle, no light for you.”
You know what? The song is actually a solid serve! So much of what we’ve heard up until this point has marinated in very moody R&B soundscape. It’s nice to hear ZAYN pick up the pace a bit on a more “accessible” production with Nicki by his side. A pairing done right – Listen below!