After two pensive, relatively slow offerings from Zayn Malik's debut solo album, we now have something decisively uptempo: "Like I Would" has been released as the third track from Zayn's Mind of Mine album, and hints at a more playful, dare-we-say danceable LP.
The slower beginning of the song is a red herring, as Zayn's latest eventually breaks into a slithering groove with shuffling beats reminiscent of the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Zayn spends the song convincing as unseen lady that another guy won't "Touch you like I would," and the former One Direction member sounds natural donning the disco heartthrob persona.
Mind of Mine's release is quickly approaching, as the debut album hits stores on March 25 in standard and deluxe editions, as well as a super-deluxe exclusive at Target. Zayn previously unveiled lead single "Pillowtalk," which became his first No. 1 hit, and "It's You," which he performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.