It’s only been two months since ZAYN dropped his debut solo album, Mind of Mine, but today we receive a remix of his standout track “Like I Would” courtesy of London producer TroyBoi. On the remix, TroyBoi warps the original with his signature trap style, lacing the cooing vocals with booming production that takes the cut deeper into grime’s clubby underworld. The whole thing has the coiled intensity of a ’00s Justin Timberlake and Timbaland collaboration.
Previously, ZAYN crushed a performance of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with The Roots as his backing band. The track is also the second of his singles to receive a remix. His breakout record “Pillowtalk” received the remix treatment from none other than Lil Wayne.
ZAYN has been pretty quiet on the music front lately so it’s definitely nice to hear from the artist in the form of new music, and we can expect more versions of “Like I Would” as a remix EP is coming very soon. Listen to TroyBoi’s excellent take on “Like I Would” above and be sure to revisit our recent cover story with ZAYN where he opens up all about his solo break here.