Zayn Malik's 'Vibez' Lyrics Are All About Sex, Naturally, and Have Gigi Hadid's Blessing

Alyssa Bailey
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Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From ELLE

In the midst of chaos on Washington, D.C. following pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol on Wednesday, Zayn Malik tried to offer a little escapism Thursday night by releasing new music. The singer's new single "Vibez" came out at midnight, and the song is about—you guessed it—sex, a common theme in Malik's music. Malik also announced his album Nobody Is Listening would come out on Jan. 15.

Malik didn't make "Vibez" overtly about Gigi Hadid, his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter. But the song got her blessing and Instagram Story promotion. Hadid tagged Malik on her story shortly after the track came out and wrote, "OUT NOW" with a clip of the single.

Lyrically, there aren't any direct allusions to Malik's life; the singer instead chose to keep things vague and universally relatable. But he did echo the possessive language he used when he announced the birth of his daughter ("proud to call her mine") in the chorus of the song, albeit in a different context, in reference to his partner ("Baby, mine, you're mine").

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Still, the song does offer a rare look into Malik's intense feelings for Hadid. Here, the lyrics via Genius, to take in. You can also listen to the song below:

Chorus
Don't keep me waiting
I've been waiting all night to get closer
And you already know I got it for ya
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If I’m movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, this far from mediocre
You know the vibes, know the vibes

Verse

You and me here in this room
Imagining things we could do
Won't tell no lies, no lies to you
I need you here, I need you here
Mind run 'round, we touchin' slow
Just say the word, I'm ready to go
Anticipation plays after four
I need you now

Pre-Chorus

Baby, I'ma get you right now, baby
When I touch you tell me how it feels
Trust me, I'ma make it feel surreal
Baby, mine, you're mine
I'ma do all the things
Type of things that happen in your dreams
Girl, you're right where you need to be
Just don't keep me

Chorus
Don't keep me waiting
I've been waiting all night to get closer
And you already know I got it for you
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If I’m movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, this far from mediocre
You got the vibes, got the vibes

Bridge

It for me, do it fast, do it fast

Pre-Chorus

Baby, I'ma get you right now, baby
When I touch you tell me how it feels
Trust me, I'ma make it feel surreal
Baby, mine, you're mine
I'ma do all the things
Type of things that happen in your dreams
Girl, you're right where you need to be
Just don't keep me

Chorus

Don't keep me waiting
I've been waiting all night to get closer
Yeah, you already know I got it for you
You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya
If I’m movin' too fast, we go slower
Baby, this far from mediocre
You got the vibes, got the vibes

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