Zayn Malik took to social media Thursday morning to tease a new release.
The former One Direction bandmate posted a video to Twitter and his Instagram Stories that played a snippet of a song and read “Tomorrow.”
After the announcement, eagle-eyed fans discovered an unplayable song titled “Vibez” on Malik’s Spotify.
Lyrics for a single from Malik, 27, called “Vibez” were added to Genius yesterday with the same imagery.
“Don’t keep me waiting/ I’ve been waiting all night to get closer/ And you already know I got it for ya,” the song’s chorus goes. “You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya/ If it movin’ too fast, we go slower/ Baby, lose it from me, mediocre/ You know the vibes, know the vibes.”
The announcement showed an empty auditorium and a stage with the curtains drawn.
Pop Crave, a social media-based entertainment hype site, seemingly confirmed the news.
“Zayn will release his new album titled ‘Nobody Is Listening’ on January 15,” they announced on Twitter. “It features a total of 11 tracks, including his upcoming single, ‘Vibez,’ which will be released on Friday, January 8.”
Zayn will release his new album titled ‘Nobody Is Listening’ on January 15.It features a total of 11 tracks, including his upcoming single, “Vibez,” which will be released on Friday, January 8. pic.twitter.com/kBjnFMlfRz— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 7, 2021
Malik’s first solo album “Mind of Mine” was released in 2016, and “Icarus Falls” followed in 2018.
“ZAYN MALIK,” “VIBEZ IS COMING” and “Z3 IS COMING” trended on Twitter Thursday morning.
“Wake up and see this boy saved the day , the week , THE YEAR . VIBEZ IS COMING YES THANK YOU ZAYN,” Twitter user @1dirishpr reacted online.
“BEST ALBUM OF Z021 FOR SURE,” wrote stan account @Malik_Manoban.
“Do not correct my sentences!!! A masterpiece on the way and I’m so so excited,” posted @Somayeh_Em.
In September, Malik and on-again-off-again girlfriend Gigi Hadid welcomed a daughter.