AceShowbiz - Zayn Malik returns after 2 years with a new summer anthem. On Thursday, July 20, the 30-year-old singer unleashed the sensual music video for his new song "Love Like This", his debut single for Mercury Records.
Directed by Ivanna Borin & Frank Borin and shot in New York, the visuals kicks off with Zayn trying to woo a stylish blonde model. He can also be seen zooming through the city while riding his black motorcycle in a red-and-black jacket.
"I don't wanna waste no time/ I don't wanna waste no time 'cause/ You are the, you are the crown," he serenades the lady during the chorus. "I just wanna take your time and/ Everything is on the line, but I would rather be dead/ If it's gonna mean a life that's lived without you, baby."
Zayn then takes his love interest to enjoy a motor ride together before they make out in front of a lift. At one point, they share more kisses on the rooftop as they ascend to the sky.
"Love Like This" is Zayn's first music project since "Nobody Is Listening", his third studio album which was released in 2021. The singer made his solo debut with "Pillowtalk" in 2016 and released its follow-up, "Icarus Falls", in 2018.
Ahead of his new single, Zayn sat with with host Alex Cooper on her "Call Her Daddy" podcast, marking his first interview in nearly six years. During the interview, he opened up about various things including his decision to leave One Direction in March 2015.
"I don't want to go into too much detail, but there was a lot of politics going on. Certain people were doing certain things, certain people didn't want to sign contracts, so I knew something was happening," he explained. "So I just got ahead of the curve, if I'm being honest with you."
"I was like, 'I'm just gonna get out of here, I think this is done,' " he added. "I completely selfishly wanted to be the first person to go and make my own record. I was like, 'I'm gonna jump the gun here for the first time.' I'm a passive dude but when it comes to my music and my business, I'm serious about it. I'm competitive, so I wanted to be the first to go and do my own thing."