A previously unreleased Zayn Malik track has leaked online.

The song is called Hurt and was written in 2017.

It's the first solo tune that Zayn's fans have had in two years.

The track features some intensely emotional lyrics - it's unclear from the words who exactly Zayn is singing about.

Zayn sings: "You know me the best but you hurt me the worst / Every single thing you know about me is every single thing you use to only hurt."

He goes on: "You know just what to say to make me stay, make me stay / One more dose of the pain."

A previously unreleased track of Zayn's leaked online

Zayn's ever-dedicated fans have been raging online about the leak, furious on the artist's behalf that his work was released without his consent.

One scolded: "Zayn deserves better fans and it's disrespectful and rude to leak his song after he worked so hard."

Another wrote: "Zayn once said, 'my fans mean more to me than a stupid leak' and now those fans leak his song?!"

A third was reckoned they knew who the song was written about, asking: "The Zayn leak is about Gigi right?"

There's been speculation the heartfelt lyrics were about Gigi

Mirror Online has reached out to representatives of Zayn and Gigi for comment.

Zayn made his name as a teenager on the X Factor, joining One Direction and going on to achieve global stardom and musical renown.

He split from the group in 2015, the first of the five to launch a solo career, with his 2016 album Mind of Mine topping charts around the world.

He's been in an on-off relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid since for nearly five years, but early in 2018 they left fans devastated with the announcement that they would be going their separate ways.

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Gigi recently dished to i-D magazine that a family could be on the horizon for her and Zayn.

The blonde beauty said: "I think that as I get older...well, one day I'll start a family and I don't know if I will always be modelling...The people I work with make me so happy.

"I'm so lucky to be around them. But who knows?"