New dad Zayn has finished the biggest week of his life by releasing his new single, a lovestruck R&B ballad, on Friday, September 25th. 

The former One Direction man first teased ‘Better’ two days ago with a hinting Twitter post and now it’s arrived, ‘Better’ is the exact type of sensual and moody R&B track we’ve come to crave from Zayn.

“‘Cause sometimes it’s better that way/ Gotta let it go so your heart don’t break/ ‘Cause I love you/ Yeah, baby, I love you/ Just this one time, hear what I’m tryna say/ Know you might not feel quite the same way/ But I love you/ I tell you, I love you,” he sings over a thumping bass.

Better has arrived with an accompanying video directed by Ryan Hope. It sees the singer get dressed into a striking blue suit in a big and empty house, not before he unleashes a thousand brooding looks.

The song is co-written by Zayn and is slated to be included in his upcoming third album. That record is described as his “most personal project to date. With total creative reign on his third album, Zayn is making the music he has always wanted to.”

Zayn will be hoping that this song and new album better his previous effort. His last record, 2018’s Icarus Falls, was not a commercial success. It charted at just number 77 in the UK album chart and 61 in the Billboard 200 in the US.

‘Better’ is just the icing on the cake for Zayn this week though. On Wednesday, September 23rd, he welcomed his first child, a baby girl, into the world with his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid.

The couple had been dating on and off since 2015 but Hadid then confirmed her pregnancy in April on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show.

“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love,” Hadid captioned a black-and-white photo of the baby holding Zayn’s thumb on Instagram.

Check out ‘Better’ by Zayn:

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