ZAYN Drops New Track “Rainberry,” Announces Sophomore LP ‘Icarus Falls’
Like the lost city of Atlantis, people have been searching for ZAYN’s sophomore LP for what feels like forever. The 25-year-old has been teasing a follow-up to 2016’s Mind Of Mine with a slew of buzz tracks. It all started with “Dusk Till Dawn” last September. Since then, several other singles and a multitude of covers have surfaced. However, the crooner kept mum on details about an official release date. Now one is on the horizon. Yesterday (November 29), Billboard confirmed the project was called Icarus Falls and arrives December 14. That’s not all. To make up for the wait, it is comprised of a massive 27 tracks. And a new song called “Rainberry” dropped today to commemorate the news.
On it the “Pillowtalk” chart-topper dusts off his falsetto and puts a cheating partner on blast. “Too many bones inside your closet you thought you buried deep,” he seethes. “But they never let me get a minute of peace. How do you sleep?” Zayn’s voice is predictably sublime, and the subject matter is definitely relatable to anyone who has ever doubted a lover. This has the potential to be one of my favorite songs we have heard from Icarus Falls thus far. It’s a bit more innovative than the likes of “Let Me” but not quite as jarring as “Sour Diesel.” Hopefully the rest of the collection rides this sweet spot. At this point it is impossible to guess what is on the way.
Interestingly enough, the Sia-assisted power ballad that started the era did not make the final tracklist. However, everything else – including his new Nicki Minaj duet – did. If we’re lucky, he will have also lined up the Cardi B feature he tried to recruit on Twitter. But we’ll have to wait and see. At the rate things are going, Zayn may have one of the most eclectic albums of the year on his hands. Listen to his latest below!