Could this be Zayn Malik’s first song after leaving One Direction?

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(SPOT.ph) Breakups are so complicated.

 

Less than a week since Zayn Malik announced his departure from One Direction, a demo of his solo material was unveiled to the world. Naughty Boy, the U.K. producer behind Sam Smith’s hugely successful debut album, posted a demo called "I Won’t Mind" online on Tuesday. The song, which still sounds incomplete at this point, features the singer crooning over an acoustic guitar.

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The track was posted on Soundcloud (listen above) with the caption: "There is nothing but love for what was left behind. That’s why we don’t mind" with the hashtag #2016, possibly hinting at a release next year.

 

If you were wondering what the rest of the caption meant, Naughty Boy got into a little Twitter spat with Malik’s ex-bandmate Louis Tomlinson. The drama began when the producer retweeted a video claiming "Zaughty [a portmanteau of his and Malik’s names] will rise." Tomlinson felt that the producer was bragging about working with Malik, saying:

 

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The online argument soon escalated, which ended with Naughty Boy posting the link to the song and tweeting: "Let the music do the talking guys. Thank us later."

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