Pop star and ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik has congratulated his former band for its new song, while also promising a change in artistic direction.
The 22-year-old singer, who left the boy band earlier this year, took to Twitter to praise the group's new single Drag Me Down, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Proud of my boys the new single is sick. Big love. :) x— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 1, 2015
Drag Me Down marks the band's first single as a foursome after Malik's exit.
Recently, the What Makes you Beautiful singer signed a solo contract with RCA and said he was waiting for this opportunity to explain why he left the band.
Listen to the new song here