In the music video for his new single, “Let Me,” former One Directioner Zayn Malik seems to be in the business of delivering suitcases to a number of mob-esque guys. We open on a scene of Malik arriving at the club in what looks like Miami, bearing—yes—a sleek black suitcase and eyeing a blonde-ish girl on the dance floor who looks SUSPICIOUSLY like Gigi Hadid (but that’s none of my business!!!). Cut to: It’s light out, Malik is now in a luxurious apartment building, not-Gigi is there, and he sits down with a guy who looks like every actor cast as a vaguely ethnic drug lord. Again, Malik has a suitcase. “It’s going down tonight,” says the man. What is? Does it involve the suitcase? I’ve watched this several times now and I’m still not sure!
Eventually, Malik meets some guys on a boat who want to shoot him and he manages to leave unscathed. Later, at the club, there’s a fight scene. Not-Gigi turns out to be a killer assassin (or something). The whole thing reads like a Netflix original series about undercover operatives, coastal cities, drugs and dancing, and men with secrets. Unfortunately, the music itself is as bland as the video, and there’s a “To be continued” sign at the end, which doesn’t sit well with me. Does Malik have any friends? Can someone check in on him? Watch the video above.