Zayn Malik released his own acoustic take on Taylor Swift collab 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever': Listen


Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift's Fifty Shades Darker collaboration "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" is poised to crush the charts. So the time is perfect for Malik to release a video of his solo acoustic take on the intense tune. The 24-year-old former One Direction member dropped a YouTube video of his version, filmed in a recording studio.

The grainy black and white clip shows Malik emoting the lyrics over sparse acoustic guitar, with his fragile vocals doubled and sometimes tripled, creating an eerie effect. The four-minute meditation came just hours after Swift dropped her own solo take, a rehearsal run through the song in advance of her DIRECT TV NOW Super Saturday Night show on the eve of the Super Bowl.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actor Jamie Dornan arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
From the cast, actor Jamie Dorner and actress Dakota Johnson pose on arrival for the premiere of the film 'Fifty Shades Darker' in Los Angeles, California on February 2, 2017. / AFP / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress/singer Noah Cyrus attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress/singer Noah Cyrus arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Noah Lindsey Cyrus attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress/singer Noah Cyrus arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer/actress Rita Ora attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer/actress Rita Ora attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer/actress Rita Ora arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Bella Heathcote arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer Halsey arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Violett Beane arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actor Luke Grimes arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actor Eric Johnson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Laura Govan arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Ashleigh LaThrop arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Robinne Lee arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Actor Eloise Mumford rocks Randall Scott Fine Jewelry at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Lily Marston arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: TV personality/actress Kristen Doute attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Recording artist attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Erin Robinson attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Kim Basinger arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Vocalist Jose James (RI and a guest attend the Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
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