SINGLE REVIEW: Zayn – Good Years

Redeeming himself one week before his ridiculous 27 track long sophomore record is released, Zayn has dropped a beautiful and simple soaring ballad. ‘Good Years’ is a sweet little moment that you could imagine playing at the end of a tear-jerking drama film with it’s cinematic soundscape. Reflecting on a life in the spotlight he recounts the good and bad times through his One Direction experience with toxic relationships and self discovery. He confesses “Too much drugs and alcohol. What the hell were we fighting for? Cause now the whole damn world will know that we’re too numb and just too dumb to change the story” before breaking your hearts with his thoughts of regret during the chorus. “I close my eyes and see a crowd of a thousand tears. I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years”. The rare candid and raw number is a song that will really speak to his fans. It’s pure emotion at it’s finest and it’s honestly where we just hear him being him without all the extra’s. I hope ‘Icarus Falls’ will follow it’s lead and deliver a couple other heartbreaking and raw tracks.