Listen: Zayn Malik gets personal with new song 'Good Years'
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U.K. singer-songwriter Zayn Malik released his new song "Good Years" on Dec. 6. He seems to reflect on his One Direction days and recent struggles with the ballad.

"Good Years" is one of the songs on Malik's upcoming second album, Icarus Falls. The ballad follows a plethora of previously released tracks including "Rainberry," "Fingers" and "Sour Diesel." Each song from Icarus has showcased a different sound for Zayn and "Years" appears to be his most personal one so far.

Malik wrote "Good Years" with frequent collaborators MYKL a.k.a. Make You Know Love. Instead of chasing genre trends and popular sounds, Zayn does what he does best, which is sing his heart out with that incredible voice of his. Piano backs Malik reflecting on his pretty full life lived at 25-years-old that includes the high of his 1D days and the lows of his anxiety struggles. "I pray to God I didn't waste of all my good years," he belts. Zayn is vocally unbound on this beautifully vulnerable ballad.

"Good Years" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Malik's Icarus Falls album will be released on Dec. 14.