Zayn Malik stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday to debut an intimate new ballad titled “It’s You” off his upcoming debut album Mind of Mine. The LP will be released on March 25th, the one-year anniversary of the singer leaving One Direction.
Before Malik took the stage, host Jimmy Fallon unveiled the cover art for the new single. In the image, a very young photo of the 23-year-old is edited with his tattoos on the arms, similar to Lil Wayne’s artwork for Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV.
The Roots joined Malik for his performance of the slow R&B burner that showcases his falsetto as he sings the song’s title during the chorus. Just like the LP’s first single “Pillowtalk” — which debuted at Number One on the Hot 100 — the former boy band member fuses R&B and pop on his solo music, marking a huge shift from the more folk-influenced sound of One Direction.