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LISTEN: Zayn Malik releases new track less than a week after leaving One Direction


Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

In happier times - Zayn Malik with the other band members

In happier times - Zayn Malik with the other band members

Zayn and his fiancee Perri

Zayn and his fiancee Perri


Zayn Malik

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".

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