Zayn Malik solo demo released
Naughty Boy has premiered Zayn Malik's first solo demo online after clashing with Zayn's former bandmate Louis Tomlinson
Naughty Boy has premiered Zayn Malik's first solo demo.
The 30-year-old producer - whose real name is Shahid Khan - posted a link to a demo of his and Zayn's new track 'I Won't Mind' on Twitter and attached the caption: "let the music do the talking guys. thank us later. :) x (sic)"
The track is the first to be released by the 22-year-old musician since he announced his departure from chart-topping boyband One Direction last week, saying he wanted to take some time "out of the spotlight".
In a statement he said: "I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight."
However, shortly after revealing the news Zayn was spotted heading into a recording studio with the DJ to work on his solo material.
The move has angered the heartthrob's former bandmates, with pal Louis Tomlinson clashing with Naughty Boy in a series of tweets shortly before the demo was uploaded to SoundCloud, after he posted a negative video about the band which upset their fans.
He wrote: "Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal , seriously how f***ng old are you ? Grow up ! #masterofallwisdom
"I was talking about the video you tweeted . Clearly trying to wind the fans up ! Well you succeeded anyway . Fair play (sic)"
The 23-year-old singer later took to Twitter again to change the subject by thanking the One Direction fans - known as Directioners - for their support.
In a series of tweets, he wrote: "Always have struggled to bite my tongue
"Big love to all our fans ! Seriously thank you you guys have been unbelievable , can't wait to play Cape Town . Gonna be a BIG show !!! (sic)"