M.I.A. has scored a highly coveted Zayn Malik collaboration for her upcoming album, the soon-to-be released A.I.M. Listen to “Freedun” below:
Zayn handles the hook, deftly gliding in between M.I.A.’s singsong rhymes. M.I.A. says that she was “trying to shoot the video” for “Freedun” in the Himalayas recently, in a new chat with Annie Mac.
“It was a virtual situation,” M.I.A. says of working with Zayn. I handed the album in… and he sort of called up and got on the song.”
A.I.M. is out Sept. 9. Watch a throwback chat with M.I.A. below: