ZAYN – wRoNg (ft. Kehlani) [New Music]
Former One Directioner turned solo star ZAYN is set to drop his debut album ‘Mind of Mine’ tomorrow, listen to the Kehlani collaboration ‘wRoNg’ here.
In his first solo on-camera interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, ZAYN previously spoke of ‘wRoNg’, the collaboration with Grammy-nominated songstress Kehlani, saying it’s “all about looking in the wrong place for love.” He said he originally wrote the track as a rap, which he then used to create lyrics for the song. He played it for Kehlani, and the two then decided to trade features with one another — so all signs point to another future collab.
Over an atmospheric soundscape, the perfectly paired duo sing about the thrill of a discreet one night stand on ‘wRoNg’ but denounce any love resulting from it, “Don’t think because you’re with me this is real”. The murky and cavernous production combined with ZAYN and Kehlani’s entwining vocals, swaddled in echo and reverb, makes for a dense, hazy and sensual experience. ‘Mind of Mind’ is shaping up to be a stellar opener for ZAYN’s solo career and is already receiving favourable reviews from critics. Listen to ‘wRoNg’ below:
“All the songs are different genres. They don’t really fit a specific type of music. They’re not like, ‘This is funk, this is soul, this is upbeat, this is a dance tune.’ Nothing is like that,” he said of the album’s sound in a previous interview with Fader. “I don’t really know what my style is yet. I’m kind of just showing what my influences are.”
‘Mind of Mine’ is the upcoming debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Zayn and is set be released by RCA Records on 25 March 2016.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) 7 March 2016