It has not yet been a week since Zayn Malik caused a storm and broke thousands of hearts by announcing he was leaving One Direction.
And yet the 22-year-old singer has already made inroads into a solo career with the release of a new track.
He had been spotted at a recording studio with renowned producer Naughty Boy this week and now he has released 'I Won't Mind' produced by the UK producer.
It's a far cry from the material produced with 1D, a ballad boasting mournful lyrics and just an acoustic guitar.
The track is available on SOundcloud, and Naughty Boy's accompanying post said, @"There is nothing but love for what was left behind. That's why we don't mind. ;) #2016 #zaughty #zindabad.”
The four remaining members of One Direction - Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson - have said they will continue in the band.
However, rumours have been circulating that Louis also wants to leave after the world tour. Louis and Zayn were particularly close and would regularly travel together.
Bradford-born Zayn quit the group last week after jetting back to Britain having been "signed off with stress" amid reports he had cheated on his 21 year-old fiance Perrie Edwards.
He told The Sun newspaper he was "upset" for the group's many millions of devoted fans - known as "Directioners".
And he insisted there is no bad blood between him and his former bandmates, who he said have been "really supportive".
We knew it would happen. What we didn't know was when. The boyband sword (should that be pen-knife?) of Damocles has been hanging over our family ever since our teen daughter decided that the five boys who had been picked from obscurity by Simon Cowell (despite only coming third in X-Factor) were the most important thing in her entire life. Ever. Okay, I may be exaggerating but only very, very slightly.
After silence, to quote Aldous Huxley, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. And for Louis Walsh, it is pop music. The King of Pop is dropping me home in his state-of-the-art black Range Rover. Turning onto Baggot Street, he gushes that he believes that his new boy-band Hometown could one day take the global pop crown of One Direction. He says it with so much belief that it is hard to doubt him. Not least perhaps because his former charges Westlife had 14 number one hits.