Speaking with ET, the 22-year-old English singer opened up about his new track, and his burgeoning solo venture.
"Basically the idea of the single is that I'm really bad at flirting. Like, straight up so bad at flirting," Sykes said, laughing. "So it's a bit cheeky, it's a bit flirty, it's quite playful. It's basically just asking someone for a kiss."
"I think it's a bigger departure from the music I was doing before than I expected, if I'm being completely honest," Sykes admitted. "But as I was writing the music I was like, 'Oooh! This is, like, really cool. I like this.' And then I started challenging myself more vocally when I was in the studio."
As for his relationship with his old band The Wanted -- which officially went on hiatus
in January 2014 -- Sykes says there's no bad blood between them. In fact, the young star says that a reunion isn't totally out of the question.
"You never know what's gonna happen tomorrow, let alone in like five, 10 years, whatever. So, obviously, like, never say never," Sykes said. "I'm sure it'll happen at some point. But at the moment I'm so focused on this album."
"They know what they're doing," Sykes said. "I think it's exciting! You get two albums from One Direction a year now, which is great. You an album from the four boys and you get an album from Zayn. It's cool!"
Check out the video for more from Sykes on his new music, including a song he wrote following his break-up with Ariana Grande
that many fans believe is directed toward the "Break Free" singer.
Sykes previously released the track "More Than You'll Ever Know" in March and embarked on a short U.K. solo tour in mid-April, promoting his forthcoming as-of-yet untitled debut solo album.