First Zayn Malik solo track revealed following One Direction departure – listen

Producer Naughty Boy involved in row with One direction's Louis Tomlinson over new song 'I Won't Mind'

Producer Naughty Boy has traded insults with Louis Tomlinson of One Direction after posting a demo of a song he worked on with Zayn Malik.

Malik departed the band last week and has since been spotted in the recording studio with Naughty Boy, who has worked with Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith among others.

Last night (March 30), the producer posted a link to stream new demo ‘I Won’t Mind’ on Soundcloud. You can hear the acoustic ballad below. Tweeting the link to the song, he made reference to ‘Zaughty’, a mix of his and Zayn’s names. “There is nothing but love for what was left behind. thats why we don’t mind. 😉 #2016 #zaughty #zindabad.”

It is not clear if the song belongs to Naughty Boy, who released debut album ‘Hotel Cabana’ in 2013, Malik himself or the joint project ‘Zaughty’.

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction was among those who felt that the song was online too soon and tweeted Naughty Boy to tell him so. He accused the producer of being “inconsiderate” and “clearly trying to wind the fans up”, telling the 30 year old to “Grow up!”.

It is believed that Simon Cowell’s Syco label will release the former One Direction singer’s solo material, after securing the rights to any future music from the 22 year old. Malik’s former group are also been signed to the imprint.

Last week, over 200 One Direction fans asked for “compassionate leave” from work following Zayn’s exit.