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There’s No Way That Zayn Malik’s “Like I Would” Wasn’t Written w/ His Ex in Mind

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It’s been quite some time since Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards called off their engagement — over seven months, to be more accurate. But he seemingly got over it a while ago; three months after he and his Little Mix fiancee broke up, he started dating the “It” model of the moment, Gigi Hadid. So, that should be the last we hear of Zerrie, right? Well, if his latest track means anything, then the answer is a big, fat NO.

The 23-year-old heartthrob just released a bonus track from the deluxe edition of his upcoming debut solo album, Mind of Mine — which is scheduled to drop on March 25, the anniversary of the date he officially left One Direction — and it’s got Perrie written all over it.



The fresh tune, which is an upbeat followup to “Pillowtalk” and “It’s You,” is called “Like I Would.” And with lyrics like, “He won’t love you like I would,” repetitively sewn throughout the song, it’s reminding a lot of people of a certain Little Mix track:





Perrie’s girl group dropped “Love Me Like You” at the end of last year, and there’s no way Zayn didn’t hear about it, so there’s definite potential that he was inspired by the track. Then there’s the somewhat obvious connection to 1D; remember, the boy band had a song titled, “I Would.”

Check out the lyrics for yourself — can you see any more similarities?

[Verse 1]
Hey what’s up, it’s been a while
Talking ’bout it’s not my style
Thought I’d see what’s up
While I’m lighting up
It’s cold-hearted, cold-hearted
Know it’s late but I’m so wired
Saw your face and got inspired
Guess you let it go, now you’re good to go
It’s cold-hearted, cold-hearted

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh oh
It’s probably gonna sound wrong
Promise it won’t last long
Oh oh
If we can never go back
Thought you’d like to know that

[Chorus]
He, won’t touch you like I do
He, won’t love you like I would
He don’t know your body
He don’t do you right
He won’t love you like I would
Love you like I would

[Verse 2]
Talkin’ don’t want me, cause I want you
Been thinkin’ it over, but I’m through
So stop wasting all my time, messing with my mind
It’s cold-hearted, cold-hearted

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh oh
It’s probably gonna sound wrong
Promise it won’t last long
Oh oh
If we can never go back
Thought you’d like to know that

[Chorus]x2
He, won’t touch you like I do
He, won’t love you like I would
He don’t know your body
He don’t do you right
He won’t love you like I would
Love you like I would, like I would

[Bridge]
He can’t love you like I would
He can’t love you like I could
He don’t know your body
He don’t know your body

[Chorus]
He, won’t touch you like I do
He, won’t love you like I would
He don’t know your body
He don’t do you right
He won’t love you like I would
Love you like I would
Like I would

[Chorus]
He can’t touch you like I would
Won’t touch you like I do
He can’t love you like I could
Won’t love you like I would
He don’t know your body
He don’t do you right
He won’t love you like I would
Love you like I would
Like I would

Listen to the new track here:

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