Zayn Malik hasn't released new original music in a minute, but he's holding fans over with a woozy new cover of a classic in the meantime.
“Can't Help Falling in Love” is one of Elvis Presley's most recognizable, adored hits, and has been making listeners swoon since 1961, when it first hit the airwaves. Malik tried his hand at the tune, giving it an R&B update for 2018 by working in some digital flourishes, echoing guitars and haunting piano chords.
Malik has been dropping hints that the follow-up to his 2016 solo debut, Mind of Mine, will be hitting the earbuds of eager fans sooner vs. later. He's kept it cryptic on Instagram with the occasional poetry post or sound snippet, and he released his latest epic song and music video, “Let Me,” back in April.
His recent cover of Beyoncé's ”Me, Myself and I” offered another promise that the album was coming soon, and the brief text accompanying “Can't Help Falling in Love” keeps that anticipation going, too: it simply reads “Z2 is coming…”
Listen to Malik's version of “Can't Help Falling in Love” below.