We knew the song would be a big deal—it has been hotly anticipated ever since Malik left One Direction—but no one could guess that the track’s film clip would be quite this attention-grabbing. Around seven seconds into the clip, Hadid makes her first appearance; touching Malik’s face before the pair start making out, big time. The cameras zoom in, and we just can’t look away. It’s almost too much.
There sure appears to be some real chemistry here, but the 23-year-old singer said he and Hadid were just “good friends” during an interview with Apple’s Music Beats yesterday. Whatever you say, Zayn; this looks like legit romance to us: