Zayn featuring PartyNextDoor – “Still Got Time” (Sony Music): Here is one potent pairing. Zayn (Malik) has proven there is life beyond One Direction, quickly making his mark as a chart-topping solo pop artist. PartyNextDoor (aka Jahron Anthony Brathwaite) is a Canadian R&B singer/producer also enjoying tremendous success, both as a writer (he co-wrote Rihanna smash “Work”) and a solo act.
They pool their talents on “Still Got Time,” the first single from Zayn’s second solo album, due out in the summer.
The pair trade vocals on the track, with PartyNextDoor’s soulful delivery meshing well with Zayn’s more direct approach. The production, by Canadian beatsmaker/producer Frank Dukes (Drake, Lorde), follows the sparse template common within contemporary R&B.
Lyrically, the song has a more tender touch than most of PartyNextDoor’s own material, with lines such as “that smile’s going to take you places.’
PartyNextDoor is up for a Juno Award this weekend in the R&B/Soul recording of the Year category, for his album PartyNextDoor3.
Zayn’s previous hit single was "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” a collaboration with Taylor Swift.