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Zayn Malik’s Acoustic ‘Fifty Shades’ Song Is Even Better Than Taylor Swift’s

Did you think Zayn Malik was going to let Taylor Swift have all the acoustic glory?

Nah. C’mon, you know Zayn. That boy never misses an opportunity to go solo.

On the same day Taylor released her rehearsal acoustic version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” for the upcoming film “Fifty Shades Darker,” Zayn turned around and did the exact same thing.

That’s the most perfect, petty, Zayn-and-Taylor thing I’ve ever heard.

Anyway, Zayn’s acoustic version pretty much blows Tay’s out of the water, partially because his was clearly planned and tracked, whereas Taylor’s has more of a spontaneous, home video vibe.

Taylor doesn't want to wait forever, releases rehearsal sans Zayn

Plus, the sound quality’s not great since she didn’t use a track.

But even with all those qualifiers, I like Zayn’s version more. We even get some footage of him in and around the recording studio, featuring the “old Hollywood” filter found in iMovie.

Of course, I still think the original version tops either of the acoustics.

To be clear, I don’t think Zayn and Tay are actually fighting with each other via acoustic covers. Certainly not after the gushing Taylor did over Zayn’s voice in that behind-the-scenes clip.

She said,

I’ve known Zayn for a really long time. I think his voice is one of those that is really rare and I think he’s really special and wonderful. It’s really, really amazing to get to work together.

Apparently, the two have gotten really close and even “hang out all the time.”

Taylor went on to say,

It’s amazing when you get to work with people who you hang out with because the question of ‘Will we get along?’ is already answered.

Like, ‘Yeah, we’ll get along… it’s Zayn. We hang out. Like, it’s fine.’ And he’s also incredibly talented, and I feel very lucky to get to do this song that I’m really proud of with him. It’s been amazing.

So yeah, they are definitely friendly with each other… they just also are huge divas.

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid jam to I Don't Wanna Live Forever

I mean, TWO acoustic solo versions of the same song? Only Zayn and Tay Tay.

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Anna Menta is a Entertainment Writer at Elite Daily. Previously she has been a BuzzFeed Editorial Fellow, and an annoying film student at Oberlin College. She apologizes if she says something weird to you. Follow her on Twitter @annalikestweets ...
Anna Menta is a Entertainment Writer at Elite Daily. Previously she has been a BuzzFeed Editorial Fellow, and an annoying film student at Oberlin College. She apologizes if she says something weird to you. Follow her on Twitter @annalikestweets ...

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