“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” became iTunes number one after just one hour of its release Thursday evening. Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik worked together to create a song for Fifty Shades Darker’s soundtrack that proved to be an immediate success. Both Swift and Zayn celebrated their song ranking on social media.
Taylor announced the release of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” through her Instagram account posting an image of the original Motion Picture Soundtrack which read the two young artists names and the title of the new track. Swift wrote in the caption: “Z | T | 50.”
Zayn chose to post a picture of himself holding one of Taylor Swift’s cats with the caption: “#idontwannliveforever” to let the world now they worked together in a song. When the former One Direction member found out the single had hit No. 1 on iTunes, he tweeted: “#1.” Taylor was more visual about the successes and posted on Instagram a screen capture of iTunes top spot featuring “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” and wrote: “Well that escalated quickly.” The song indeed escalated iTunes rank quickly considering the song had only been released for an hour.
Taylor also shared a sneak peek of the song on a video featuring scenes from the second official trailer of Fifty Shades Darker on Instagram. It already reached more than four million views.
Fans are more than excited, and Taylor’s close friend, Lena Dunham -best known for directing, writing and acting on HBO series GIRLS- could not contain her euphoria once the artists announced their single release. Her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, help to write the song.
Dunham wrote on an Instagram post -featuring the same Motion Picture Soundtrack picture as her friend Swift- that her boyfriend was a genius adding that he wrote the song with Sam Dew and Taylor. She said Taylor has never sounded more sultry and about Zayn she said he had blown her heart. Lena Dunham ended the caption saying she had just bought the song on iTunes.
Zayn Malik on the American Music Awards 2016
Zayn Malik left One Direction and had managed to prove his talent is more than worthy. The 23-year-old singer recently won the New Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 AMAs, held on November 20 at the Microsoft Theater.
During his acceptance speech he made a reference to his days with the English boy band asking if the award just had his name on it. He added he did not expect people to vote for him and said he would put the price in his fireplace.
If Zayn’s new projects are as successful as his song with Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” he might won the ultimate award in the next AMAs. Fifty Shades Darker will hit theaters on February 10.
Source: E! Entertainment