Zayn Malik debuted his new ballad “It’s You” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, February 17 — and it’s a huge departure from his sexy single “Pillowtalk.”
Dressed in a long black coat, the blond-haired singer, 23, hit the top notes beautifully as he sang his soulful tune, believed to be about his former fiancée, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.
With a little help from Fallon’s house band, the Roots, the singer got a hugely positive reaction from the audience as he came to the end of his heartfelt performance, which was his first-ever solo TV performance since he split from his band, One Direction, in March 2015.
And it wasn’t just Malik’s music that got the thumbs-up from fans. As Fallon introduced his guest, he gave viewers a look at the cover art to the singer’s much-anticipated album, Mind of Mine.
The picture on the front of the album is a supercute throwback photograph of Malik when he was a toddler — a far cry from the racier images from his first release, which featured a hot-and-heavy makeout session with real-life girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
Malik’s album comes out March 25 on RCA.
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