Hear Zayn Malik's take on Jimi Hendrix's Angel

Zayn Malik and Jimi Hendrix Angel
(Image credit: Steve Granitz / Michael Putland / Getty)

Former One Direction vocalist Zayn Malik might not be the first name you would associate with Jimi Hendrix fandom, but last week the popstar followed up on his earlier teaser post and shared his take on the guitar hero's track, Angel

Recorded and released in time for what would have been Hendrix's 80th birthday (November 27, 2022), it sees Malik take a respectfully light touch approach, incorporating Hendrix's original guitar recordings. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.