Zayn Malik on One Direction's 'Drag Me Down': 'The new single is sick'

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Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has taken to Twitter to speak highly of the band's new single, "Drag Me Down."

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"Proud of my boys," Malik tweeted, adding that "the new single is sick."

"Drag Me Down" -- written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta, and produced by Ryan and Bunetta -- hit the Internet earlier in the week, to the surprise of fans. The unexpected new track jumped to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 shortly after its release. On July 31, One Direction performed the song live for the first time, in Indianapolis.

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SEATTLE, WA - JULY 15: (L-R) Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on stage at Century Link Field on July 15, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

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Malik, meanwhile, recently shared the news that he's signed a solo deal with RCA.

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