Zayn Mourns a Soured Relationship at a Strip Club in ‘Entertainer’ Video
After teasing the song on Twitter Tuesday night (May 22), the "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" singer has shared "Entertainer," a melancholic ode to an ex-flame. The accompanying visuals find him drowning his sorrows at a strip club as he flashes back to an old lover — seemingly a nod to Gigi Hadid, who he split with in March after more than two years together. (They were spotted reuniting late last month).
The track is, assumedly, the third to come from Malik's forthcoming sophomore effort, his second solo record since leaving One Direction in 2015. He unveiled "Dusk Till Dawn," a piano-driven power ballad featuring Sia, in September, and laidback serenade "Let Me" in April. He also tapped PartyNextDoor for summer bop "Still Got Time" last year, but it's unclear if the track will be featured on the album.
So far, details are sparse about the as-yet-untitled LP. According to Billboard, he re-teamed with producers Timbaland, Rob Cavallo, and Malay, who worked on 2016's Mind of Mine, as well as newer collaborators like duo MakeYouKnowLove, per an interview with Beats 1. He also told The Fader that, thematically, the project will be more "mainstream" and "fun."
"Obviously my fans want to listen to something that’s a bit more upbeat and feel-good and not necessarily always as thought-provoking or deep as my s---," he said in September. "I have to do something that’s a bit more mainstream because they want to listen to some fun stuff, rather than listen to depressing songs all the time."
Watch the video for "Entertainer" above.