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Zayn’s New Song, ‘It’s You,’ Is Here, in All Its Frank Ocean–Vibey Glory

With the help of the Roots and a new song, Zayn made his TV debut as a solo act late Wednesday night. The former One Direction member introduced Tonight Show viewers to “It’s You,” which People notes concerns his ex-fiancée, Perrie Edwards. “I won’t / Cover the scar / I’ll let it be / So my silence, so my silence won’t / Be mistaken for believing,” he croons. “Am I wrong for wanting us to make it? / Tell me your lies / Because I just can’t face it.” Roll the clip above for Zayn’s poignant, ethereal second single, as well as a clearer indication of his new sonic direction.

Oh, and enjoy the very adorable, very inky Mind of Mine cover:

Which should have you saying either Aww, or, Why, till the album comes out on March 25.

And here’s the studio version, as premiered by Zane Lowe:

Zayn’s ‘It’s You’ Is Officially Here