'Zayn Malik Covers Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’: Listen

Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’: Listen

25), the

former One Direction member shared a gorgeous cover of the late guitar legend’s 1971 song “Angel,”

The 29-year-old

singer’s unique rendition of the track arrived ahead of what would’ve been Hendrix’

“Being asked

to collaborate to celebrate @jimihendrix 80th birthday was such an unexpected and huge honour,” Zayn

“I have

so much respect and admiration for Jimi, his music and fans

‘Angel’ is

out now – hope you love the track as much as I do

Earlier in

the week, Zayn teased a 15-second snippet of the collaboration, which features original music by

“We are

pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Angel’

“We’re hopeful

that this version of a Hendrix classic will enlighten a new generation of listeners

Hendrix, who

is considered by many to be the greatest rock guitarist of all time, died on

After leaving

1D, Zayn bounced from his debut R&B-leaning Hot 100 No

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