Zayn Malik Features Mohammad Rafi's 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' In His New Album
Zayn Malik Gives Some South Asian Representation To His New Album!
Zayn Malik is a man of many talents. The singer-songwriter, when not in his usual element, dominates the modeling scene but his ultimate talent lies in his singing abilities, which have made him what he is today - a global superstar.
The former One Direction member and his partner Gigi Hadid welcomed their baby girl last month and have tried to keep their private life as much away from the media as they possibly can. Zayn is, however, back to singing and making new records.
The singer has just released his third solo album titled Nobody is Listening, with 11 tracks on the list.
The album, which is all of 35 minutes long, is yet another stunning display of Zayn Malik’s vocal prowess following in after his first and second outings, Mind of Mine and Icarus Falls.
Record label NME has termed the album as ‘quietly purposeful pop’ and claims that it is passionate and delicate.
However, one song that has raptured his South Asian fanbase is Tightrope!
Much as he did in his first album’s intermission track fLoWeR, Malik once again chose to explore his roots in this track, sampling Mohammed Rafi’s classic 1960s track Chaudhvin Ka Chand in his own voice.
During the song's outro, Zayn can be heard crooning in Urdu, an ode to his Pakistani father’s native language.
Naturally, Malik is being lauded by his fans and critics alike for his experimentation. Many in the YouTube comment section also pointed out that his Urdu diction has improved since his earlier attempts.
Moreover, the original song sung by Mohammad Rafi is now being brought back to life and its comments section is filled with Zayn Malik's rendition.
Pakistanis are buzzing after listening to Tightrope and lauding Zayn for representing them in his new album.