17/11/2015 13:14 GMT | Updated 17/11/2015 13:59 GMT

Zayn Malik Previews New Song, 'Befour', Gets Shirtless For The Fader And Talks Quitting One Direction (VIDEO)

Zayn Malik has teased fans with the first snippet of his much-awaited solo material, and opened up about leaving One Direction.

The former boyband singer has previewed a new song, ‘Befour’, during a teaser clip for his forthcoming interview with The Fader.


Although so far we’ve only heard an instrumental, this marks the first time Zayn has officially debuted any new material, since leaving 1D back in March, and signing to RCA Records in the months that followed.

Zayn Malik rides a motorbike shirtless (of course he does), in the preview video

Speaking about going solo, compared to being in a group, in a preview clip for this forthcoming interview with the music magazine, Zayn explains: “It’s nice to come out of something where you are being told what to do, and to be upset because of certain expectations, and things that people want to see.”

He also tells the magazine: “I don’t feel like people really know what I’m going to give them, musically. And once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more, and they’ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band, and why I had to write this shit down.

“Because for five - not even for five years, for ten years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”

You can read his full cover interview with The Fader on their official website, from 11pm on Tuesday night. Listen to his first snippet of new material in the video above.

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