Over the weekend, Alsina's remix of "Don't Matter" with Malik surfaced online against the wishes of the former One Direction member. "This was not a song I intended to put out, but due to unprofessionalism has been leaked by someone and my fans mean more to me than a stupid leak, so here it is free for you to enjoy, before my music drops," Zayn wrote on Twitter with a download link.
"Don't Matter" was one of Alsina's singles released last year. Malik jumps on the breezy R&B track and comes through with airy vocals similar to August's. Backed by acoustic guitar, finger snaps and trap-lite beats, Zayn paints the picture of paradise while referencing a late, great angle on his verse. "We rockin' the boat / Girl, you look like Aaliyah to me / One in a million," he sings. Following a music dry spell from Malik, he tides over fans with the remix that's slick, sexy and downright irresistible.
Malik has been hard at work on his follow-up to 2016's Mind of Mine album. The remix of "Don't Matter" is now available to download here courtesy of Zayn. Initial reaction toward the comp release crashed his official website.