Zayn Malik has swapped the romantic for the futuristic with his new music video, Like I Would. The three-minute clip features the former One Direction star acting robotic appearing to be inspired by characters in the blockbuster movie franchise Tron.
In the visuals, shot by Director X who has worked with the likes of Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, Malik, 23, dances on a small podium in a black room surrounded by fluorescent laser beams. His solo scenes are interspersed with shots of female dancers scantily-clad in an array of outfits including a red latex crop top and hot pants combo.
Fans have praised Malik's new artistic direction with one commenting: "THIS VIDEO SLAYS! ZAYN KNOWS HOW TO COMMUNICATE ART," and another saying: "Zayn looks so confident and the video is so damn sick im amused his mind is pure art im speechless." One other gushed: "Can we all appreciate the fact that @zaynmalik is a freaking beautiful masterpeice," while another supporter chimed in: "I LOVE HOW Z'S MUSIC VIDEOS ARE NOT JUST VIDEOS WITH NAKED GIRLS AND BIG CARS BUT INSTEAD HE CHOSE TO SHOW US PURE AND RAW ART."
Watch Zayn Malik's Like I Would music video:
Like I Would is the fourth solo music video Malik has released following on from singles BeFour, It's You and his debut song Pillow Talk, which features the singer's real-life girlfriend Gigi Hadid playing his love interest. All tracks appear on Malik's debut album, Mind Of Mine, which is his first release since quitting One Direction in March 2015. The 14-track album was well-received and topped the charts worldwide including the US Billboard 200 chart.
Malik has continued promoting the album since its release in March 2016 with a string of live performances and he is set to hit the stage at KIIS FM's Wango Tango concert in Carson, California, on 14 May, where he will be joined on the bill by the likes of Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato.