"I knew we had to work together."
BTS member Jungkook has been actively participating in a series of collaborations with well-known artists.
In the latest development, there are speculations surrounding his potential collaboration with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.
According to a post on X, previously known as Twitter, originating from a Zayn Malik fan page, it has come to light that the two musicians are currently engaged in the creation of a song titled ‘Backseat Kiss’.
The song is slated for release on December 1, 2023.
Although the tweet in question has since been deleted, it generated considerable excitement among fans.
Subsequently, the same account shared a follow-up tweet asserting that Zayn’s team had dispatched a newsletter through mail to confirm the forthcoming collaboration between Jungkook and Zayn.
This communication allegedly included a sneak peek of the two artists preparing for their joint endeavour.
However, it’s worth noting that some fans disputed these claims by commenting that they had not received any such correspondence.
This particular post was also removed after a certain period.
Until an official announcement is made either by the artists themselves or their respective management companies, it is imperative to treat this collaboration as a mere rumour.
Amid this intrigue surrounding the potential collaboration between Jungkook and Zayn Malik, it’s worth acknowledging Jungkook’s recent successful venture, ‘3D,’ in collaboration with Jack Harlow.
The song rapidly gained popularity, amassing an impressive 1.5 million views within just 40 minutes of its release on YouTube.
Meanwhile, Zayn recently released his first single in two years with ‘Love Like This’.
In the Ivanna Borin and Frank Borin-directed music video, scenes cut between Zayn pursuing a love interest and him riding a motorcycle.
The Bradford-born singer hasn’t released music since 2021 with his third studio album Nobody Is Listening.
In July 2023, Zayn explained: “‘Love Like This’ is a summer tune I’m very proud of and excited for the world to hear.
“I’m working on my new album currently that is coming soon, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what’s next.”
The single serves as Zayn’s debut single under Island Records after signing with the label in June.
Talking about the new venture, Mercury Records president Tyler Arnold said:
“As soon as Zayn and I met, I knew we had to work together.
“I knew we at Island had to do everything we could to be involved.
“This is Zayn on top of his game and this next chapter is going to take him to the next level…
“We are so excited for the world to hear what’s coming!”