But Zayn's reclusiveness seems to be withering a bit, as the former One Direction star appears on a new single produced by the EDM duo Snakehips. Stream the boisterous track below, via Spotify:
On the track, you'll hear a very romantically tormented Zayn. Although there's no racy visual to go along with "Cruel," his lyrical frustrations invoke the vibe of his Gigi Hadid featuring "PillowTalk" video. The British singer howls over the throbbing, rhythmically busy beat: "Back when we left off / Why'd you take your dress off? / I've been by myself / Remembering you."
While Zayn adds a nice exclamation point to Snakehips' latest effort, spend some time getting to know the U.K. EDM maestros in this episode of Pop Chat.