Malik teased the new single on Tuesday (July 31) by posting a surprise teaser video and an animated moonwalking version of himself. The 15 second Grand Theft Auto-style snippet was just long enough to hear his trademark falsetto and a dreamy R’n’B beat.
‘Too Much’ is the latest track slated for Zayn’s long-awaited second album, following other recent releases ‘Entertainer’, and ‘Let Me’. His debut solo album Mind of Mine was released in 2016.
In a four-star review, NME said of the record: “Zayn has clearly achieved his aim of making an album of sexy, credible pop-R&B. ‘Mind Of Mine’ is sumptuously produced and perfectly sung, with just enough intrigue.”
It’s only been two weeks since Zayn released ‘Sour Diesel’, a weed-infused, metallic funk number that continues to push against his One Direction days, while April saw the appearance of ‘Let Me’, along with an epic heist music video.
In June, Malik told fans that there would be a “few surprises” on his second LP while back in March he confirmed that his new album was complete. “It’s a bit different to my last record in terms of it’s matured, [I’ve] got a bit older,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on for a while. I was just putting out a record and not really being as prominent as I wanted to be.”