Zayn Malik has released his video for "A Whole New World," and fans are going Aladdin-sane. A duet with "Candlelight" singer Zhavia Ward, the ballad from Disney's 1992 animated feature Aladdin is the lead single from Guy Richie's upcoming live-action Aladdin. Like the other songs on the soundtrack, including "Friend Like Me" rapped by Will Smith's genie, "A Whole New World" has been updated with fresh beats for 2019.
✨ @zaynmalik + @ZhaviaWard take you wonder by wonder with their magical new version of "A Whole New World" from #Aladdin – song out now, film in theatres May 24. https://t.co/xjYv7dUVFs pic.twitter.com/FvGA4ViDjN— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) May 9, 2019
Zayn and Zhavia's "A Whole New World" will play over the film's closing credits; in the film itself, the duet is sung by actors Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud. But according to Twitter's Zayn fans, the former One Direction singer (who is of English and Pakistani heritage) was born to be Aladdin. The new video plays up the resemblance by giving Zayn classic Disney-prince hair.
So you’re telling me Zayn just released him singing the most iconic Aladdin song, singing Aladdin’s part, and shot a video WITH HIS ALADDIN HAIR and I’m still alive? #AWholeNewWorld pic.twitter.com/7T6hKZQl0w— Zayn owns Aladdin// stream a whole new world (@yeehawzaynie) May 9, 2019
The Aladdin soundtrack, now available for pre-order, will also include “Arabian Nights,” “One Jump Ahead,” “Prince Ali,” “Friend Like Me,” and “Speechless,” a new song written for Princess Jasmine.
Aladdin opens in theaters on May 24.
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