Trilby Beresford
Updated Feb 03, 2017 @ 10:13 am
Credit: Instagram/Zayn

So we’ve heard the new Zayn and Taylor Swift song and we KNOW how utterly steamy and amazing it is, and now there’s a whole new version to get obsessed over.

Drumroll! Zayn Malik has released an acoustic performance of I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.

Yesterday we heard Taylor’s acoustic version, and seriously, the heartbreaking layers in this song just keep revealing themselves with every new version.

Zayn’s version is incredible because his voice is so tender; he connects emotionally with the lyrics and we’re honestly hearing the song in a whole new light. Take a listen, you might even prefer it to the studio version!

Okay, we just fell in love with this guy even more. That vocal range, not to mention the vulnerability he puts on display.

No question…he’s definitely one of the best young male singers around, and we’re so glad that he’s making the music that he’s most passionate about (even though we’ll ALWAYS miss One Direction). He’s clearly in his element, and deserves all the success that’s coming to him.

Again, that voice. Can he just go ahead and release an entire acoustic album? Please and thank you.

Here’s a question: which acoustic version do you like better? Let’s take a look at Taylor’s:

Never mind, they’re both freaking awesome.

Oh, and we cannot wait to see Fifty Shades Darker. Just ONE MORE WEEK. In the meantime, thank you Zayn for surprising us with this special version that made our Friday truly happy.