Zayn Malik has confirmed that a new album is on the way, and as a “taster,” he dropped a cover version of a classic Beyoncé song.
The former One Direction singer revealed the news on Twitter Friday night, telling his fans, “Album is on the way. Got a few surprises for you too .. here’s a taster.”
That taster happened to be a cover of Beyoncé’s “Me, Myself and I,” the third single from her 2003 debut solo album, Dangerously In Love.
While the cover mostly remains faithful to the original, Malik does alter a few of the lyrics to reflect his own relationship flaws.
“So dumb and naive to believe that with you I’m a changed man,” he sings. “Foolish of you to compete when I cheat with loose women.”
The cover is now the fourth track the British pop star has released in anticipation of his new record. In April, he dropped the song “Let Me,” followed by his early summer single “Entertainer” in May. He also released the song “Don’t Matter” after it leaked online.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show, Malik, whose last album Mind of Mine came out in 2016, said that the rollout for his new album is “going to be different than anything anyone has done before.”
“It’s going to be interesting to see how the audience reacts to this kind of release. I wanted to try something different.”
Listen to the Beyoncé cover above.