Former One Direction member Zayn Malik’s best friend and producer Naughty Boy gave us a sneak peek into the singer’s upcoming solo album.

During an interview with Capital FM, the “La La La” producer revealed, “He’s making a very soulful record. He’s writing, himself, on it as well.”

He wasn’t willing to release much more about the album, but he gave fans some cryptic details: “I think it’s worth the wait… it’ll all make sense soon. Zayn’s his own man, no one can tell Zayn what to do, especially me!”

The wait for Malik’s solo album could last quite a mic. Mic Righteous, who collaborated with the singer on the “No Type” remix, revealed that the 22-year-old is banned from releasing music as a solo artist for two years.

The UK rapper posted on his Facebook, “Shah (naughtyboy) told me that his label wont let him release any music for the next two yrs.” That may or may not be why the former One Direction star has been leaking tunes online.

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