Did Zayn Malik steal music from his former group AND his ex-girlfriend? While his newest song, ‘Like I Would,’ is amazing, it sounds an awful lot like a couple of One Direction and Little Mix songs. Take a listen to the song and see what you think!
Just when it seemed like Zayn Malik completely put One Direction and Perrie Edwards in the past, his music may be telling us otherwise! The 23-year-old singer released another solo track called “Like I Would,” and suddenly 1D and Little Mix seem to have come back into Zayn’s life — or at least his music. In fact, fans are even speculating that Zayn stole their tunes!
Unlike Zayn’s two previously released songs, “Pillowtalk” and “It’s You,” “Like I Would” is a super dancey track with an upbeat tempo. But while “Like I Would” shows us a different side of Zayn’s solo material, this new poppy side also totally has hints of Little Mix and One Direction. Even some of the lyrics are a mashup of Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You” and 1D’s “I Would”!
But let’s think about this for real: Would Zayn actually want to sound like either of those groups? After all, Zayn thought One Direction’s music was “never cool” while he was still in the band. Plus, he’s the one who ended things with Perrie in August 2015, so he probably wouldn’t want to pay homage to his ex!
Then again, the lyrics on the song definitely hint that they’re about an ex-girlfriend. Perrie, perhaps? It certainly wouldn’t be a coincidence considering how much the song sounds like her band! And he’s already openly admitted that “It’s You” is about her, so why not just add another Perrie song to his list of solo tracks! And as for 1D, they paid tribute to their former bandmate in their song — and adorable video for — “History,” so maybe this was his way to give a shoutout back?
After listening to the song a few times, though, we wouldn’t really go so far as saying that Zayn actually stole music from his ex’s group or his former band. But it certainly sounds like they have left a lasting impression on him — whether he would like to admit it or not! Either way, there’s no denying that “Like I Would” is a total jam!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Zayn stole parts of 1D and Little Mix’s songs to make “Like I Would”? What do you think of his new song? Tell us below!