Earlier this week we hinted that Snakehips would be teaming up with Zayn Malik on a new track tentatively titled “Cruel.” The British wonder-duo dropped an 18-second trailer containing the vocals of someone who sounds a hell of alot like Zayn, but no official announcement was made. Well now it appears the rumors have been confirmed with a premature leak.
The new song wasn’t officially scheduled to be released until today (July 15) yet many sites had premiered it as of yesterday. However, we decided to wait until the proper time to present it to all of you. The ambient track is laced with light percussion, introspective piano chords, and Zayn’s inimitable vocals. The former 1D member sings lamenting lyrics such as “It’s such a cruel world / Savin’ all my love for you, girl / It’s such a cruel world / Maybe I found something good, girl.” Check it out below.