Zayn's Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over His Urdu Singing On Mind of Mine

The heartthrob is embracing his roots and it’s very important.

March 25, 2016

#MindOfMine .. yours now !!!! 📀 🎵🎶🎶

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In the middle of Zayn Malik's newly released album, Mind of Mine, the singer shifts gears on "INTERMISSION: fLoWer" and honors his heritage by singing in Urdu. In his father's native tongue, he sings, Jab tak is mohabbat ke phool na khilay / Tab tak is dill ko sukoon na miley, which The New York Times roughly translated into, Until the flower of this love has blossomed / This heart won’t be at peace.

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Choosing not to sing in English on the song is more than just a display of Zayn's linguistic versatility. For an entrancing 1 minute and 44 seconds, his vocals serve as an important form of representation in mainstream music that has many of his listeners feeling empowered.

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Zayn's Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over His Urdu Singing On Mind of Mine