With excitement building ahead of the release of Fifty Shades Darker, fans were treated to a special surprise of Friday when Taylor Swift unveiled one of the tracks from the soundtrack. The 26-year-old singer revealed she has teamed up with former One Direction star Zayn Malik for the new song, entitled I Don't Wanna Live Forever.
Taking to her social media pages, the American pop princess shared a teaser clip alongside the hashtags #fiftyshadesdarker and #idontwannaliveforever. Meanwhile, 23-year-old Zayn opted to share a black and white picture of the two stars in his announcement. The Polaroid picture sees the British singer cuddled up to a cat, with Taylor arching her hands as if they were paws.
In the clip, Taylor sings: "Wonder if I dodged a bullet / Or just lost the love of my life?" To which Zayn responds: "What is happening to me? / I don't wanna live forever/ 'Cause I know I'll be living in vain, I just want to keep calling your name, until you come back home."
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The track was produced by Lena Dunham's partner Jack Antonoff, while Taylor and Sam Dew co-wrote the lyrics. It took nearly an hour for the single to jump straight to number one on the iTunes chart. Swift quickly shared the news with her 94.3 million Instagram followers, posting a screen shot of the store alongside the caption, "Well that escalated quickly."
Jack, who also co-wrote the song, said on Twitter: "I Don't Wanna Live Forever came together very quickly. Wrote it with Taylor and Sam Dew and produced it at home ... Recorded Taylor at my house. Zayn sent parts from LA - we did it in a week basically. I've never had something come out that quick. Loved making this song with Taylor, Sam and Zayn."
Fifty Shades Darker will be released in cinemas in February
The highly-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, which is released in February, sees Dakota Johnson reprise her role as Anastasia Steele, a shy University graduate who embarks on a passionate relationship with the mysterious Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.