Zayn Malik struggles to find the right words to text on his mesmerizing new song, “Fingers.” The track boasts an alluring mid-tempo beat with low synths bubbling around a crisp drum groove. Zayn keeps his vocals low, yet seductive as he tries to come to grips with an unrequited love while staring at his phone. “Cause I’m fucked and I want ya, I can’t even text ya,” he sings. “Cause my fingers ain’t working, but my heart is/ If you wanna let me know where you hiding/ I could come and love you.”
“Fingers” marks the latest offering from Zayn’s forthcoming second album, which will be released via RCA Records. Neither a release date nor title have been announced. Zayn’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine, arrived in 2016.
Over the past year, Zayn has released a steady stream of songs such as “Dusk Till Dawn,” a collaboration with Sia, “Too Much,” which featured Timbaland, “Let Me,” “Entertainer” and “Sour Diesel.” In July, Zayn released a cover of the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”