Tyler, The Creator unexpectedly sent Zayn Malik a collaboration request yesterday and it looks like it's happening.
To the world's surprise, the Odd Future rapper tweeted the singer to arrange a studio session, saying "HI @zaynmalik I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND YOU HAVE A VOICE LETS FIGURE THIS OUT MY GUY . EPIC ALBUM CUTS THO NO RADIO SINGLES."
HI @zaynmalik I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND YOU HAVE A VOICE LETS FIGURE THIS OUT MY GUY . EPIC ALBUM CUTS THO NO RADIO SINGLES
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 9, 2015
After signing a deal with RCA, the former One Direction star has been busy in the studio working on his solo debut, notably with Tyler's pal Frank Ocean's producer - most likely the reason that the unlikely request was made.
As we know, the 22-year-old's solo material will deliver something more urban than the pop-rock sound of the band that he was never really into, so it didn't take long for him to get back to Tyler with a very enthusiastic reply.
@fucktyler sounds sick BRO let do some shit !
— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 11, 2015
And there you have it: pop's most interesting collaboration that we never knew we wanted so badly, arranged over Twitter. Ah, 2015.