The wait for the highly anticipated “Dusk Till Dawn” is over! Zayn dropped his new single “Dusk Till Dawn” featuring Sia and its music video at 8 a.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 7, and it’s a seriously action-packed video starring Zayn and Jemima Kirke from . The “Dusk Till Dawn” lyrics are super romantic, so even though the video is action-packed, Zayn still delivered us a love song and fans are living for it. His and Sia’s voices also go great together, so it’s an all-around jam.
The video features Zayn and Kirke as a couple of criminals — basically millennial Bonnie and Clyde — performing some kind of heist. You think Kirke frames Zayn and leaves him when he gets arrested, but it’s actually all part of their ~master plan~. The lyrics are all about wanting the person you love to know that you’ll always be there for them, and it’s emotional AF. Zayn and Sia did that. I never knew how badly I needed Zayn and Sia to do song together until today.
The “Dusk Till Dawn” music video is basically a cross between and all of the movies, so that’s fun. If this is Zayn’s official audition for another spinoff, I could be into it.
It wasn’t long before fans were sobbing over Zayn’s new music.
They love the video, but they love the “Dusk Till Dawn” lyrics even more. They go:
I don’t know about you, but this whole Bonnie and Clyde version of Zayn Malik has me sweating.
There also might be some One Direction shade in the “Dusk Till Dawn” music video.
There’s a scene in the video where Zayn is being interrogated by a cop. The cop’s trying to intimidate him, but Zayn isn’t having it. The possible One Direction shade comes in when the cop says to Zayn,
Your life in the daytime is over. There’s eyes on you everywhere, you know that, right? I’m watching you. My crew’s watching you. You know your little homies? They pissed off. They mad at you, bro. Your name is mud on the streets. Oh, I know who you are.
Then Zayn dramatically responds, “You don’t know me.” Yeah, random cop man, ~you don’t know him~. I’m taking this whole scene as Zayn responding to all of the hate he got when he left One Direction. “Your life in the daytime is over” and the few lines after are obviously a nod to his fame and how he doesn’t get any privacy.
“You know your little homies? They pissed off. They mad at you, bro” to be about his former 1D bandmates who stopped speaking to him altogether after he left the group. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me, but I feel like this song is all about him leaving One Direction and losing four of his best friends as a result, and then finding solace in his relationship with Gigi Hadid. But that’s just me!!