"Don't Matter" remix

"Don't Matter" remix

Photo courtesy of Zayn Malik's official Twitter account

U.K. singer-songwriter Zayn Malik released a new song on March 11. After leaking online, he offered the remix of August Alsina's "Don't Matter" to fans for free.

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.