We have not seen nor heard from Zayn since he and a little unknown talent named Taylor Swift released a certain Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack entry, but it seems the time away from the spotlight has been productive for the former 1D-er: Today, he dropped the first single from his forthcoming second solo album. “Still Got Time” has some summer sun poking through it, which makes sense since Zayn says his next record will be released — yep — this summer. Last year, we were collectively unsure, and perhaps a little ambivalent, about any particular song taking the coveted Song of the Summer mantle; this year we have an early contender thanks to Mr. Malik and Canadian rapper (and Drake-approved OVO Sound signee) PARTYNEXTDOOR. Sit back, relax, and start wishing spring away, won’t you?
Zayn. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images