Zayn teases new single with backflipping, purple-haired version of himself

Fifteen seconds of falsetto

Zayn Malik has announced the title and release date of his latest single with a surprise teaser video and an animated moonwalking version of himself.

The track ‘Too Much’ will be released tomorrow (August 2) and is another sign that the singer’s highly anticipated second album will surface soon.

He dropped the 1990s Grand Theft Auto-style gif yesterday (July 31) on Twitter. The 15-second long snippet is just long enough to hear his trademark falsetto and a dreamy R’n’B beat.

The good news continues as the figure in the bouncing low rider is superstar producer Timberland – the man responsible for most of the good noughties R’n’B tracks – who has collaborated with Zayn on the track. This is the man who rebooted Justin Timberlake from potential boyband abyss.

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.

‘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.

The last few months have seen a flurry of teasing social media posts, including a cover of Beyonce’s ‘Me, Myself and I’ and a version of Elvis Presley classic, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’.

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.”