Zayn Malik’s New Solo Song Is Called ‘Befour’; Crown Him Shade King

One Direction who? Just days after 1D released their new album, their ex-bandmate is here to make you forget all about those boys. Zayn Malik has given his first solo cover story to The Fader (which drops later today), and with it comes a short film that previews new music from his soon-to-come debut solo album. Please allow Zayn, who is seen riding over the souls of Directioners on his motorcycle, to demonstrate how to properly murk someone via shade: His new song is titled “Befour,” a spectacularly unsubtle nod to his departure from the 1D gang (who are now a quartet without Zayn). See all that fire and smoke? There lie the ashes of Harry, Louis, Niall, and Liam — all burnt up and ready for Zayn to roll up in a spliff when his own album-release day arrives.

Zayn Malik Previews New Solo Song ‘Befour’