Zayn Malik Collaborates with Snakehips for New Single ‘Cruel’

By Robyn Collins

Zayn Malik has joined another band — at least for one song. The former One Direction singer collaborated with British electronic pop duo Snakehips on its new single “Cruel,” which was released July 15 at midnight.

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The song features lyrics that are both steamy and resentful: “Back where we left off/ Watch you take your dress off/ I’ve been by myself remembering you/ Your body hurts me/ Loopin’ ’round like CCTV/ In all this bitterness you stay so sweet,” Zayn sings.

Snakehips, consisting of Oliver Lee and James Carter, is working on a full-length album that will feature the Zayn collab, and other previously released tracks with Tinashe, Chance the Rapper, Anderson Paak and others, reported Billboard.

Malik’s post-One Direction career has been warmly received. His debut single “Pillowtalk” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year, and his so debut record Mind of Mine topped the Billboard album chart.

Cruel (ft @zayn) Midnight tonight

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