Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has Pakistani fans ecstatic after it came to light that his new album Mind of Mine will feature an Urdu song titled Flower.
According to a review of the R&B singer's latest album published in the New York Times, “the producer -- Malay -- plays a gentle folk-influenced guitar figure, while Zayn exhales deeply atop it and then begins singing with centered but controlled fervor”.
The lyrics to the anticipated track are:
Jab tak is mohabbat ke phool na khilay
Tab tak is dill ko sukoon na miley
(Until the flower of this love has blossomed/This heart won't be at peace)
With millions of Urdu-speaking fans, Zayn's Flower is the most besotted song on this album, it states.
The 104-second love song appears in the middle of Mind of Mine as an intermission. Zayn, a British-Pakistani, has previously disclosed that he speaks Urdu – his father’s native tongue. The inclusion of a song highlights the singer's heritage and is an acknowledgment to his fans that he hasn't forgotten his Pakistani background, despite becoming a big artist world over.
Zayn scores fastest-selling single of 2016
The New York Times suggests that the album “portrays a singer eager to reclaim” the parts of himself that were forced into the shadows, amidst his growing popularity in the genre of pop music five years ago.
This isn't the first time Zayn has acknowledged his diverse background. When the singer won the award for outstanding achievement in music at the Asian Awards a year ago, he thanked his parents “for making me Asian, and for allowing me to have some sort of effect on the Asian community.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter has blown up with Zayn's fans unable to contain their excitement for Mind of Mine.
Zayn Malik features in One Direction's latest music video
Reached out to a few 1D members, didn't get a reply: Zayn Malik
Here's the album:
Listen from 18:25 for Intermission: Flower
Mind of Mine is releasing on March 25.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ