Multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, and producer Zayn has released his soulful new single, “What I Am.” The song is the first release from his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Room Under the Stairs, due out on May 17, 2024, via Island Records UK / Mercury Records.

For the past six years, Zayn has been writing and crafting Room Under the Stairs at his home studio in rural Pennsylvania. This album marks his most personal release to date, reflecting where he is in life, while exploring the complexities of healing, stillness, and growth. The genre-bending artist leans into his soulful vocals, live instrumentation, and poetic lyricism as a songwriter.

Reflecting upon Room Under the Stairs, Zayn says, “This is my favourite album that I’ve made to date, mainly because it comes from a place of sheer honesty and vulnerability. I wanted each song to feel as if it was just me sitting beside you telling you how I feel, singing directly to you. It’s raw and stripped back and the type of music I always hoped to make.”

Working with nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, A Star Is Born, Brandi Carlile) has been an incredible experience for Zayn. Cobb came on board after hearing the songs Zayn had crafted and was amazed by how raw and honest it was.

Ahead of the release, Zayn made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to tease the single and sat down for an interview on Hot Ones, sending his fans into a frenzy of what more they can expect from Zayn’s most personal music to date.

To coincide with the pre-order that launches today, fans will be able to purchase two special vinyl editions, a signed ‘Studio Edition’ with exclusive cover art, a limited-edition color vinyl, and two CDs – one that is signed and both with special booklets including lyrics.

Room Under the Stairs is available for preorder.