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Too Much is a song by singer and songwriter Zayn from his second studio album, Icarus Falls. It is the twenty seventh and the last track of the album.

The song features American rapper Timbaland and was released as the fourth single from the album.[1]

Lyrically, a troublesome relationship is highlighted, where one clearly wants more than their partner does for things to work out between them. 

Background

On April 7, 2018, Timbaland teased the song when he posted on his Instagram account that he's working with Zayn for a new song.[2]

On July 30, Malik posted on his Twitter an animated gif of 15 second-long with a 1990s Grand Theft Auto style. Malik also revealed the name of the song and cover, finally confirming that the song will be released on August 02, 2018.

The song was recorded in Los Angeles by Timbaland, Angel Lopez and Federico Vindver. The single cover shows the half face of both Zayn on the right side and Timbaland on the left side.

Zayn also released an animated video on YouTube, which he previously teased on Twitter. In the video, an animated version of Zayn dances while Timbaland arrives driving a car.[3]

The song is written by Zayn Malik, Angel Lopez, Timothy Mosley and Federico Vindver, with the production handled by Timbaland, Lopez and Vindver.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Zayn]
I think we met and the time flies
I took your digits a while back
I think we fucked in the flashback
Won't leave my mind, kinda sidetracked
Felt good but now I feel bad
I think I know I can't take it back
No, there's nothin' I can say

[Pre-Chorus: Timbaland]
Must be an addiction
I wanted it all, didn't expect it to fall
Must be an affliction
I wanted to call, but I didn't call

Now it's keepin' me up night and day
Keepin' me up night and day
Must be an addiction
Now there's nothin' I can say but-

[Chorus: Zayn & Timbaland]
I guess I want too much (Too much)
I just want love and lust (Uh)
You just can't love enough (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch

That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Uh)
That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Wiki)

[Verse 2: Zayn]
I never meant to, but I did though
I gotta keep it on the d-low
Then again, what the fuck do I know?
You're always on my mind so
Felt good but now I feel bad
I think I know I can't take it back
No, there's nothin' I can say

[Pre-Chorus: Timbaland]
Must be an addiction
I wanted it all, didn't expect it to fall
Must be an affliction
I wanted to call, but I didn't call

Now it's keepin' me up night and day
Keepin' me up night and day
Must be an addiction
Now there's nothin' I can say but-

[Chorus: Zayn & Timbaland]
I guess I want too much (Too much)
I just want love and lust (Uh)
You just can't love enough (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch

That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Uh)
That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Wiki)

[Bridge: Zayn]
When the room becomes a game we play
White lines, they seem to turn to snakes
I guess I'll turn you 'way
Say white lies to your face
You know I know my place
Nothin' I can say
Nothin' I can say
Nothin' I can say

[Chorus: Zayn & Timbaland]
I guess I want too much (Too much)
I just want love and lust (Uh)
You just can't love enough (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch

That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Uh)
That's why I need a touch (Yeah)
That's why I need a touch (Wiki)

Music Video

Synopsis

In the music video for "Too Much", a purple-haired, animated Zayn busts out some major moves, including a moonwalk and backflip combo in the 1990s Grand Theft Auto-style background where Timbaland can be seen sitting in the bouncing low rider car behind.

Music Video Information
ZAYN - Too Much ft

ZAYN - Too Much ft. Timbaland

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Released August 02, 2018
Length 3:05
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Reception

John Blistein of Rolling Stone opined that Zayn finds himself caught in the desire and the song boasts Timbaland with quintessential beat that synths a thumping drum track, creating a sensual, futuristic atmosphere.[4]

 Alex Zidel of HotNewHipHop said that Zayn flexes his connections and keeps the intrigue alive. He also thinks that Timbaland brings his vintage 90's vibes meanwhile Zayn flows smoothly in his falsetto. writing that in contrast to his previous work "Sour Diesel", Zayn explores new vibes and sounds.

 Gil Kaufman of Billboard said that "The track has the perfect combination of Tim's signature electro soul beats and Zayn's tortured love lyrics. Zayn sings dreamily over a pulsing beat, mellow keys and a haunting falsetto ad-lib."

References

  1. Zayn Drops Throbbing Timbaland Collab 'Too Much'
  2. PRODUCER TIMBALAND TEASES NEW MUSIC WITH ZAYN MALIK
  3. Zayn's New "Too Much" Music Video Features a Purple-Haired Cartoon Zayn
  4. Hear Zayn, Timbaland Team for Sultry New Song ‘Too Much’

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