Zayn Malik seemed to have missed 4/20 by one day, but if you’re anything like the former One Direction member, time is just a construct and 4/20 is always. In the singer’s latest music video, he puffs away onscreen with abandon while chaos spreads out around him.
The music video for “Still Got Time,” featuring PartyNextDoor, was released early Friday morning, and in the clip, Zayn is seen throwing a massive house party at his place in London. There’s smoke, shots, free love, grillz, tattoos, undercuts, graffiti and stripping. When everyone leaves the next day, Zayn wakes to a monkey on his shoulder and an alligator in his backyard, like a scene out of The Hangover. It’s all shot in a hazy Instagram filter, which gives the video a nostalgic ’90s feel and blurs the memories, just as you might feel the morning after.
“I was asleep in L.A. when I got a call from Luti Media and Zayn’s management at 7 a.m.,” said video director, Calmatic — who’s worked with Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak — in a statement. They told me to hop on the next flight to London. It was my first time in London so I didn’t know what to expect. When I got there we met at his crib and he said he wanted to throw the wildest house party imaginable. So, we invited everyone we knew and let the cameras roll.”
“The rest,” the director added, “is history.”
With the release of the “Still Got Time” video, Zayn also dropped five remixes of the party song. Some of the reworks were done by Team Salut, Devi, Rindata, Ray BLK and House Party.