Former One Direction member Zayn Malik teased his upcoming album with a cover of the Elvis classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Zayn premiered the cover on YouTube and Instagram TV yesterday. The track is a more stripped back version of the King’s original recording, with the classic guitar melody floating quietly in the background alongside swells and falls in the track. Zayn also deviates from the melody and reworks the track to a more bluesy style. In some places, Zayn’s cover sounds almost entirely different from the original, but he stays true to the ballad’s tenderness throughout. Malik made “Can’t Help Falling in Love” his own without making the track unrecognizable, displaying his skill as both a singer and an artist.
Zayn has yet to announce a release date for his next album, but Malik says it is nearly finalized and should be arriving in the next few months. We at Spindle are looking forward to hearing what comes next from Zayn!
Listen to Zayn’s cover here: