Just look to "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," his seductive, falsetto-driven team-up with Taylor Swift for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack — a sequel for a franchise that's become essentially synonymous with eroticism.
The resulting collaboration is a breezy, summertime bop practically built for the radio.
Zayn starts by recalling the age-old saying that, "When you stop looking for love, it will find you," telling listeners that they needn't be in a rush to fall in love.
But if a 24-year-old man, who's been in a seemingly blissful relationship with Gigi Hadid since last year, seems like an unlikely champion for the woes of single womanhood, he is.
As Zayn gets deeper into the song, he pivots, urging women to give what's in front of them a chance.