It has been confirmed that Zayn Malik will make his musical comeback on Naughty Boy's new album, making their collaboration the first music he will release since leaving One Direction. 

Producer Naughty Boy has confirmed that Zayn Malik has recorded a track for his upcoming album, which is a follow-up to his 2013 release, Hotel Cabana.

Speaking at the The 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards, Naughty Boy said: ''Zayn is definitely going to be on the album. I'm keeping it interesting. I'm an artist person and I'm drawn to proper singers and artists and to me Zayn is the epitome of a great artist. 

"Our track is going to be ready in a couple of months... You are going to be shocked by what he comes out with... I feel that the last five years have the most important for him but I feel he has a future beyond that.''

Naughty Boy's new album will feature a host of big names including Miguel and Emeli Sande - who has worked with previously.

He said: ''I've just met Ben Howard and we're going to work together, I've reached out to Annie Lennox, I want to get her on the album her Grammys performance was amazing. These are people for my album, I've been working with Miguel and Emeli is going to be on it. 

"This is an exciting mix of people and a mixture of what is exciting about music right now. There are no boundaries, I can be a Naughty Boy on the album and off the album, there are no restrictions for me. There's no concept this time, I just want to do straight hits. It's varied, I think that's what someone in my position should do. I want to get Janet Jackson, I want to do a song with her.''