It's no secret that Zayn Malik and producer Naughty Boy are good friends. Earlier this year Naughty Boy announced that he and Zayn had been making music together and that a Zayn featurette would likely appear on his upcoming album.
I can’t deny the fact that we have made music together. […] Zayn is going to feature on my next album. […] We’re making music and having fun. This is just like a side gig and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.Naughty Boy
Fast forward to the end of March and this Naughty Boy + Zayn song doesn't seem so innocent.
After telling fans that he was looking forward to being a normal 22 year old, Zayn was spotted in the studio with Naughty Boy--leading many to believe that a solo Zayn album is well on the way.
If Zayn is gunning for a top spot on the charts, a Naughty Boy collaboration is the way to do it.
Naughty Boy has worked with Sam Smith, Ella Eyre, and Paloma Faith in the past and is very well known for his producing style.
have a bit of faith guys— Naughty Boy (@NaughtyBoyMusic) March 27, 2015
Theres a side in this industry that you will never understand.— NZaughty Boyy (@naughtyboyupdat) March 27, 2015