Zayn Malik has hopped on a remake of “Tu Hai Kahan,” the 2023 No. 1 hit from Pakistani trio AUR. The song was re-released on Friday (Jan. 12) with additional Hindi-language vocals on the mesmerizing ballad’s chorus from Malik.
“I was incredibly humbled when AUR reached out and asked me to collaborate on their song ‘Tu Hai Kahan,’” Malik said in a statement about the song that rolled up hundreds of millions of streams and reached No. 1 on Spotify in India, Pakistan and the Global Viral charts, according to the release. “I love the song and have brought some of myself to it, I hope people love what we’ve done.”
The new version of the song was accompanied by a fresh video that juxtaposes images of AUR in the studio with Malik separately recording his vocals alone in a booth.
“We are super excited for this collaboration as it shows that music has no boundaries,” said group members Ahad, Usama and Raffey in the statement. “‘Tu hai kahan’ is such a special song to us, and it’s hard to describe how amazed we were when we first heard ZAYN’s voice on the track. We’re taking Pakistani music global, and we can’t wait for the world to vibe to our music.”
The release is a joint effort between U.S.-based indie D36 & Sony Music Entertainment, Middle East and represents Zayn’s first new music since his one-off single, “Love Like This,” released last summer; the singer’s most recent album was 2021’s Nobody Is Listening.
Watch the new video for “Tu Hai Kahan” featuring Zayn below.