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Zayn Malik didn't waste any time in getting his solo career underway.

After announcing last week that he was leaving One Direction, a rough demo of Malik's new song called "I Won't Mind" dropped Tuesday.

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One Directioners will be relieved to know that he's not straying too far from the band's comfort zone. The weepy ballad features Malik singing softly over a mournful acoustic guitar.

The song was leaked by Malik's producer, Naughty Boy, in the midst of a Twitter argument between Naughty Boy and Malik's former bandmate, Louis Tomlinson. The tiff started when Naughty Boy tweeted a video Monday that said, "Naughty Boy saved Zaughty" and "Zaughty will rise." Clearly seeing that as a slam, Tomlinson replied in kind.

Naughty Boy, thinking Tomlinson was talking about a 2012 tweet about X Factor judge Louis Walsh, shot back. Tomlinson then clarified that he was referring to the video, to which Naughty Boy issued this mic drop:

"I Won't Mind" has since been removed from SoundCloud, but you can listen to it here:

What do you think of Malik's first solo offering?