Titled “Freedun,” the track will appear on the hip-hop star’s forthcoming album A.I.M., which is due out on September 9.
M.I.A. debuted the track on BBC Radio 1, telling host Annie Mac that the collaboration ” just kind of happened” when she was traveling to India. According to her, the album was already completed before Malik hopped on board to lend his vocals.
“If I was going to have a collaboration and have someone like Zayn, this was the perfect song,” M.I.A. explained. “It takes me out of my comfort zone, but it takes him out of his as well.”
Listen to it — below.