Zayn Malik’s New Song ‘BeFoUr’ Leaves Fans Asking: ‘Is This About One Direction?’

The lyrics have sent Directioners into a spin.

Zayn Malik, sorry, ZAYN delighted fans on Thursday morning, by revealing another track from his hotly-anticipated album ‘Mind Of Mine’.

The song in question, entitled ‘BeFoUr’ (sadly, no, that's not a caps lock error), quickly had Twitter talking, as Directioners and Zayn devotees alike pored over the lyrics, wondering whether they’re about his former One Direction bandmates.

ZAYN, as he is now known
ZAYN, as he is now known
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The track has now debuted on Spotify and Apple Music, and includes high notes aplenty - HOORAY! - as Zayn sings: “I'm tired of picking that bone, and I can't be bothered to fight it no more."

"Say what you wanna say, what you want / Shame is you won't say that to my face,” he adds, before crooning: “Time for me to move up, so many hours have gone.”

Naturally, the lyrics have sent fans into a spin:

The whole fandoms reaction to #BEFOUR

— Jess. (@IrwinftNarry_) March 17, 2016

Feeling Zayn's new song title is a slight dig at One Direction.. They named their album 'four' and his song is called 'befour'.. #JustSaying

— Maddy Oliveira (@MaddyOliveira95) March 17, 2016

Zayn is literally singing about being controlled BEFOUR he left One Direction please dont tell me the boys arent still controlled

— merra (@wwacurIs) March 17, 2016


— ♡ (@lovelytinylouie) March 17, 2016

@zaynmalik "BeFoUr" is all about @onedirection

— Saalim Blohm (@SaalimBlohm) March 17, 2016

BeFour is such a Jab at one direction 😟

— Emmy (@Emma_Dilemma3) March 17, 2016

Zayn's New Song "Befour" Seems Like an Open Letter to One Direction He's done this before, not like this.

— ⚡️CommonWhiteGirl⚡️ (@_teen_problem) March 17, 2016

One direction must feel bad for letting go that king #BEFOUR

— cold. (@justxnblack) March 17, 2016

Zayn has previously stated that the 1D lads might get a better understanding of his decision to leave the group by listening to one of the songs on the he record, telling the Fader:“Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more.

“They’ll understand why I did what I did, why I left the band, and why I had to write all this shit down.”

Is ‘BeFoUr’ the track he was referring to? Or maybe he was just trying to shift four extra copies of the album? Who knows.

‘Mind Of Mine’ will be released on Friday 25 March, which is exactly a year to the day since the Bradford-born singer announced his decision to leave 1D.

So far, we’ve heard a number of tracks from the album, and Zayn seems so taken with it that he may have even got its title tattooed on his face. Yes, his face. *sighs*

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