Zayn Malik signs record deal: What’s next? Exclusive


Amidst the vibrant music scene of New York City, Zayn Malik, the enigmatic pop sensation and former member of the globally acclaimed boy band One Direction, has embarked on an exciting new chapter. Recently signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) for music representation, Zayn is determined to reintroduce himself to the world and redefine his musical identity. With a plethora of unreleased tracks eagerly awaiting their debut. ” Zayn is ready to showcase his unique style and artistic growth”, and has signed a record deal with Mercury Records in the US and Island in the UK a source tells MarkMeets exclusively. This article delves into his time spent in the recording studio and has a new single coming “very soon this summer.”.

His evolving musical direction, and his desire to break away from the shadows of his past.

A Creative Sanctuary in New York City

The bustling streets of New York City have become a sanctuary for Zayn as he immerses himself in the creative process. Nestled within the walls of a top-tier recording studio, he passionately brings his musical vision to life. Surrounded by a carefully selected team of producers, songwriters, and collaborators, Zayn is crafting a collection of tracks that reflect his personal growth and artistic evolution. His time in the studio is marked by meticulous attention to detail and a determination to create music that resonates deeply with his fans, so they may need to watch for his next release, but it could late 2023 with more tracks and an album released in 2024.

A source told MarkMeets that “Zayn has been busy in the studio working with One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder for the past eight months”. “His new music will be a departure from the sound that defined his previous hits”. Other signees at Mercury’s launch included Stephen Sanchez, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker, Lord Huron, Noah Kahan, BoyWithUke, Ka$hdami, Lyn Lapid and Camylio.

Label president Tyler Arnold says of the confirmed deal, “As soon as ZAYN and I met, I knew we had to work together. I was blown away by the new music, but just as impressed by his vision, drive and spirit. We’re honored he and his team have joined us at Mercury Records. We’ve got an incredible opportunity to tell the next chapter of his story together.”

Zayn’s comeback record ‘Love Like This’ will drop Friday (21.07.23) marking his first release through his new label Mercury Records – alongside a video which features him zooming around New York City. “It’s just a summer jam. It’s a good vibe. It just feels like summer.”

n the song, he sings about diving into a new romance, crooning: ” “I guess there’s love like this/ Usually I never wanna jump like this … I guess there’s faith like this/ Give you everything and you can skate like this/ But I think I gotta take that risk ’cause I can not go back/ And I’m loving what you say, what you say, what you say when you’re on my line.”

The track marks his first new release since 2021 album ‘Nobody Is Listening’ and is likely to be the lead song from his fourth record.

Zayn’s previously releases included 2016’s ‘Mind of Mine’ and ‘Icarus Falls’ in 2018.

A Shift in Sound and Style

Zayn is keenly aware of the public’s expectations and the challenges of transitioning from a successful boy band to a solo artist. While his time with One Direction brought him immense fame. “He is determined to carve his own path and establish a distinct musical identity” entertainment expert and music pr man Mark Boardman told Billboard. Zayn’s new music takes a bold departure from the pop sounds of his past, exploring a fusion of alternative R&B, soulful melodies, and introspective lyrics. His hauntingly emotive vocals serve as the cornerstone of his artistic expression, effortlessly capturing the depth and vulnerability within his songs.

He recently posted: “I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout this amazing journey, especially to my fans who I owe my life to. Love and adore you and see everything you do for me.”

Embracing Authenticity and Challenging Perceptions

One of Zayn’s main goals with his upcoming album is to present an authentic version of himself to the world. Through his music, he strives to share his personal experiences, emotions, and growth as an individual. Zayn is unapologetically breaking free from preconceived notions, challenging public perception, and offering a glimpse into his inner world. In an industry that often prioritizes commercial success over artistic integrity, he aspires to be an artist who remains true to himself and his creative vision.

Also read: Zayn Malik Bio

A Message to the Fans

Zayn is eagerly anticipating the moment when his fans can finally hear the music he has poured his heart and soul into. In a recent interview, he shared his excitement, stating, “I can’t wait for my fans to hear this new album. It’s a reflection of who I am today, both as an artist and as a person. I’ve grown so much since my days in One Direction, and I want my fans to grow with me through this music.” He emphasizes that his journey is unique and not a competition with his former bandmates, aiming to establish himself as a solo artist while cherishing the memories and experiences he had with One Direction.


As Zayn Malik immerses himself in the recording studio in New York City, a new era is dawning for this multifaceted artist. With an unyielding dedication to his craft and a desire to present his true self to the world, Zayn is set to captivate audiences with his distinctive sound and heartfelt lyrics. Through his music, he invites fans to join him on a personal journey of growth, embracing authenticity, and breaking away from the shadows of his past. The countdown begins as fans eagerly await the release of Zayn’s highly anticipated album, ready to embark on this musical adventure alongside

Updated 28th June.

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