Zayn continues his series of music videos showing him living on the edge and in a romance with a stripper with his video release for "Entertainer." In the "Entertainer" video, the former One Direction member is seen romancing the same woman (played by model Sofia Jamora) who played his girlfriend in a previous video for "Let Me." The "Entertainer," which today is revealed as part 1 of an overarching storyline (part 2 is the "Let Me" video), reveals she is an exotic dancer, and Zayn is seen hanging out in the strip club where she works. The video for Zayn's "Dusk Till Dawn" (featuring Sia), which was released in September 2017, has a similar theme of Zayn being an outlaw who hangs out with shady characters.
"Entertainer," "Let Me" and "Dusk Till Dawn" are songs from Zayn's second solo album, which RCA Records is expected to release this year. The album's title and release date are to be announced. It's unknown if Zayn (who has openly talked about having anxiety issues) will tour for the album. He chose not to tour for his 2016 debut album, Mind of Mine.
Zayn (who dropped his last name Malik from his stage name when he became a solo artist) is currently starting a new chapter in his life. In March 2018, he split from supermodel Gig Hadid, his on-again/off-again girlfriend of two years. In April 2018, he parted ways with manager Sarah Stennett of First Access, who had managed him since Zayn left One Direction in 2015. Stennett commented to Variety on why she no longer works with Zayn: "Sometimes in life you have to make extremely difficult decisions to effect positive change for everyone.”
According to Billboard, Zayn talked about his second solo album in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1. Zayn said, "I'm trying to keep it as mysterious as possible but there's a plan with the roll out. It's going to be different to I think anything anyone has done before. It's going to be interesting to see how the audience reacts to this kind of release but I wanted to try something different. I think it's all going to make sense in the end when the album finally drops."