Zayn Malik Makes Return to Music With Cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel”

Zayn Malik Makes Return to Music With Cover of Jimi Hendrix's

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Zayn Malik is back with brand-new music in honor of what would have been Jimi Hendrix‘s 80 th birthday onNov 27.

OnNov 25, the One Direction alum dropped his variation of the guitar player’s 1971 tune “Angel,” which initially debuted on his posthumous album The Cry of Love

Zayn debuted his take on the tune beginning with the opening line, “Angel came down from heaven.”

It seems authorized by the late icon’s group, as Jimi’s Instagram page published a teaser of the tune previously in the week. A representative for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. informed Billboard, “We are pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’ in his recording of the song. We’re hopeful that this version of a Hendrix classic will enlighten a new generation of listeners about Jimi’s genius and further propel his continuing legacy.”