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Wrong (stylised as wRoNg) is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Zayn, featuring American singer and songwriter Kehlani for his debut solo studio album, Mind of Mine (2016).

It was written by Zayn Malik, Wells, Griffin, Rains, Emerson, Waviest and Kehlani Parrish, and produced by XYZ. It was released as the third single from the album on June 7, 2016.

Lyrically, "Wrong" is about "looking in the wrong place for love".[1]

Background

Zayn sung and wrote one of the songs, "Wrong", in collaboration with American R&B singer and songwriter Kehlani.[2]

 According to Malik, he "reached out to her, played a couple of songs for her in L.A. and she's really cool, she liked the music, so she got in the studio within a couple of days, she gave me a song back that she wanted me to do, and we just got it done straight away."[3]

 Malik originally wrote "Wrong" as a rap, which he then used to create lyrics for the song. "Wrong" incorporates elements from early 2000s R&B music.[4]

Lyrics

[Zayn]
Oh we're not, on the same place
Show me in the same light
Feels right, when we take flight
Clothes off 'cause she's so soft

This ain't a fair fight, yeah
I wanna shed light
On the subject

I'll get her wetter than ever
Four letters is never the question
She likes when I'm messy
And I like when she's undressing

You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't think because you're with me this is real
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't stop what you're doing
'Cause I like how you're doing it

[Kehlani]
Here with you 'cause you got the right vibe
Seems like you probably got a dope mind
But it's gotta be the right time
We're only good for the night time

I see through your demeanor
Baby, I'm a pleaser
I go out my way to treat you
But I can't be a teacher

'Cause I'm a problem with problems
I know who I am and I'm not no good
You can have me tonight or never
I thought you understood

Baby, some people are meant to be loved
And others just make it
So take what I'm willing to give
Love it or hate it

[Zayn & Kehlani]
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't think because you're with me this is real
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't stop what you're doing
'Cause I like how you're doing it

[Zayn]
I don't, I don't really know
I don't, I don't really care
Maybe keep it on the low
Stories I don't wanna share

[Kehlani]
Don't stop

[Zayn & Kehlani]
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't think because you're with me this is real
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't stop what you're doing
'Cause I like how you're doing it

You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't think because you're with me this is real
You're looking in the wrong place for my love
Don't stop what you're doing
'Cause I like how you're doing it

Lyric Video

ZAYN - wRoNg (Lyric Video) ft

ZAYN - wRoNg (Lyric Video) ft. Kehlani

Release

"Wrong" impacted US rhythmic contemporary radio stations on 7 June 2016 as the third single. It later impacted US urban contemporary radio on June 28, 2016. It is expected to be released soon in the United Kingdom.

Reception

Sputnik Music said that,"“Wrong” features excellent back-and-forth between Malik and up-and-comer Kehlani, who delivers an infectious guest verse."[5]

 "“Wrong” is a winningly sensual duet with the rising American R&B singer Kehlani that recalls the crackle of Justin Timberlake’s early solo recordings.", says NY Times.[6] "Wrong" was listed as one of the best songs of the week by Billboard.

GQ Photoshoot Edition

The track was used for Zayn's GQ magazine photoshoot edition. The video was uploaded to the magazine's official YouTube account.
ZAYN - WRONG (GQ Photoshoot Edition) - GQ

ZAYN - WRONG (GQ Photoshoot Edition) - GQ

References