As the well-known music producer Timbaland in an Interview with the Website “Idolator” reveals that he worked in the last weeks and months on some Songs with former member of One Direction and confessed: “I don't want to deny it, you may have already heard: Yes, I was with Zayn working. Just wait and see.
Timbaland Talks with Zane Lowe About Working with Zayn Malik in the Near Future

Timbaland Speaks with Billboard  About his Working with Zayn Malik for his New Album "Dusk Till Dawn"

“What impresses me about Zayn is the vision he has for his music,” says Timbaland. “How he looks at it, takes his time with it -- just really thinks it out.”

Zayn Malik in The Studio "Zimbaland"

Zayn Malik Confirmed on The Fader  Interview that he Worked with Timbaland 
for his New Album "Dusk Till Dawn

“[Timbaland] was really fucking cool. I met him, he came down to the studio a couple times, and we did some cool stuff together. The song is really sick. It actually came from a voice note that I had on my phone and I sent it to him. He was like, “OK, let me do something with it.” We sampled the voice note and made a song out of it. He was really cool. He’s hip-hop, man. His drums are always Timbaland drums, so it was definitely in that pocket.”