A month ago, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik confirmed the news. And since that sad, sad day, neither has commented on the split—until now. During a phone interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Zayn opened up about how he thought he was going to love Hadid forever.
"I was in love, and I think that's pretty evident," the 25-year-old said. "I was aspiring to be in love with someone for the rest of my life and the rest of theirs, as we all do. Things change and we move forward in life. Times change, but that's what I was thinking when I wrote it."
By it, he means his new single, "Let Me," which dropped this week. The emotional lyrics had .
"We go through experiences so we have memories and stories and things to write down and contemplate and think about," Zayn continued. "You get to really put your experience into something. It should be remembered forever."
Clearly, his new song was an ode to Gigi and their relationship. Zayn also revealed he will be releasing more music soon—and if we had to guess, there's probably going to be a whole bunch of Gigi references on this album.
This article originally appeared on MarieClaire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.