Zayn is coming. On Thursday (Jan. 7), the singer took to social media to share a mysterious teaser of a big announcement.
The brief 12-second clip features an empty theater with the word “TOMORROW” emblazoned across the closed red curtain in all caps. Haunting music plays as the curtain slowly begins to rise, with twinkling flourishes of piano in the background revealing the very bottom of what could be a theater set. However, before anyone can get too close a glimpse, the scene cuts to black.
Whatever Zayn has up his tattooed sleeve, it will serve as a follow-up to his 2020 single “Better,” which he released back in September. The former One Direction-er’s last album — the 27-track double LP Icarus Falls — dropped in Dec. 2018, but the singer has lately had his hands full with new fatherhood, as he welcomed first child with longtime love Gigi Hadid in September as well.
While the couple have yet to confirm the baby’s name or share a pic of the tot’s face, Zayn did confirm in mid-December that he was indeed back in the studio, hard at work on new music, by sharing an equally-cryptic post to his Instagram Stories of a soundboard lit up as orchestral music played.
Check out Zayn bring up the curtain on his latest teaser below.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) January 7, 2021