Hey Tyler, Zayn says “yes” (though not in those exact words).
Some hours after Tyler, the Creator pitched an idea for one of the more unusual collaborations of the year, his target Zayn Malik has agreed to the offer.
Tyler, whose tour of Australia has just been canceled, reached out to Zayn with an invite to get into the studio and make music together.
Tyler, the Creator Won’t be Touring Australia, Pitches a Collab with Zayn Malik
He wrote in all-caps, “HI @zaynmalik I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND YOU HAVE A VOICE LETS FIGURE THIS OUT MY GUY . EPIC ALBUM CUTS THO NO RADIO SINGLES.”
Malik, who left One Direction earlier this year to embark on his own solo career, responded to Tyler’s tweet with a message of his own: “sounds sick BRO let do some shit”.
It wasn’t long ago One Directioners and pop-music observers had figured Zayn’s career would fail to launch. And then, he nailed separate deals in quick succession when he signed with Turn First Artists management and RCA Records and even got a reported collab request from new labelmate Chris Brown (there’s been no word from Zayn on that one, however).
Zayn Malik Promises His Solo Album ‘Will Be Amazing’
As previously reported, Tyler has some extra time on his hands now that his contentious tour of Australia has been canceled. The promoter of the brief trek, Frontier Touring, announced the cancelation on Monday (local time) following dogged protests from Collective Shout, which campaigns against the objectification of women and sexualization of girls.
Tyler has shared the news with his Twitter followers, though he didn’t stray from the official line: “ITS OFFICIAL, NO AUSTRALIA, ILL COME WHEN ITS NOT SO MUCH CRAZY STUFF GOING ON. DONT DO DRUGS AND EAT A GOLDEN GAY TIME FOR ME <3”
A Golden Gaytime, for those uninitiated, is an Aussie ice-cream brand which has been around for decades.
HI @zaynmalik I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND YOU HAVE A VOICE LETS FIGURE THIS OUT MY GUY . EPIC ALBUM CUTS THO NO RADIO SINGLES
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 9, 2015
@fucktyler sounds sick BRO let do some shit !
— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 11, 2015
ITS OFFICIAL, NO AUSTRALIA, ILL COME WHEN ITS NOT SO MUCH CRAZY STUFF GOING ON. DONT DO DRUGS AND EAT A GOLDEN GAY TIME FOR ME <3
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 10, 2015