Former One Direction-er, Zayn Malik took to his beloved social media followers overnight to announce his new track ‘BeFoUr‘ – the second single from his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Mind of Mine‘ which is out next week.
First things first… dude… what a dumb name. The MSN Messenger days are a good decade behind us now… we’ve all moved on. At least it’s not ‘B4’ – my face can’t handle that level of cringing.
Now the song itself isn’t all that bad. It’s a completely inoffensive number that isn’t going to rub anyone up the wrong way. The production is the smooth RnB backing that comes will millions of dollars of investment to work with the best in the biz, but overall it’s a little lackluster. Who knows, maybe the hook will grow on everyone once it’s saturated over the airwaves and we hear it for the bagillionth time. Hard to say.
‘BeFoUr’ is available for Zayne fans now – plus, if you’re that way inclined, you can preorder the album and cop three other new tunes with poorly captalised names such as ‘LIKE I WOULD‘, ‘iTs YoU’ & ‘PiLlOwT4lK’. Dude… MSN days… gone.. over… zip. Ge3EeeZ!!!
The 23-year-old singer’s first solo single ‘PiLlOwT4lK’ reached number one in more than 60 countries, so it seems people are really getting behind ol’ mate Malik on his own.
Zayn previously insisted he didn’t plan to release his album ‘Mind of Mine’ – which is due on March 25 – on the anniversary of the announcement of his departure from One Direction. Sure you didn’t, you twisted bastard.
Commenting on his effort to rub salt in to the wounds, he told his fans:
“I don’t know, is that how it works out? It’s March 25, it wasn’t planned that way. It works that way. It just seems to coincide with the iTunes launch and everything. Maybe it’s a sign.”
We’re slightly more cynical that his massive team of strategist happened to miss that one, yet millions of 16 year olds did. Hmmmmm… ?
The record will be available in standard and deluxe editions, as well as a deluxe exclusive version available only at Target on March 25. We’ve got the full poorly captalised track listing
LISTEN: Zayne – BeFoUr (Mind of Mine LP)
All three editions are available for pre-order now.
Full tracklisting for ‘Mind of Mine’:
1.’MiNd Of MiNdd’
10.’fOoL fOr YoU’
The deluxe edition also includes the following tracks:
17. ‘LIKE I WOULD’
18. ‘SHE DON’T LOVE ME’