Dusk Till Dawn
by Zayn (featuring Sia)

Album: Icarus Falls (2017)
Charted: 5 44


  • This sultry powerhouse duet features vocals by Zayn and co-writer Sia. Both singers croon about a loyal and loving relationship.
  • The song was produced by Greg Kurstin, the man behind hits for the likes of Kelly Clarkson ("What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)") and Adele ("Hello"). Kurstin has also worked with Sia before, including on her US chart-topper "Cheap Thrills."
  • The cinematic music video was directed by Marc Webb, whose credits include the features films (500) Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man. The clip finds Zayn Malik transporting a suitcase filled with money through city streets before getting involved in a car chase and an explosive climax. His co-star is Jemima Kirke, best known for her role as Jessa Johansson on the HBO series Girls.
  • Zayn told The Fader that he'd already done "the majority" of the track, before he played it to Sia. The Aussie songstress then asked to be part of it. The pair recorded their parts separately, rather than together in the studio.
  • The song was included on the Japanese edition of Zayn's second studio album, Icarus Falls.


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