Dressed like a private eye in an old film noir, the 23-year-old singer crooned his emotional new song and got a little help from The Roots.
Zayn's heartfelt and beautifully-produced Tonight Show appearance was the former One Direction member's solo TV debut. He was scheduled to make his debut on The Graham Norton Show last month, but Malik ended up canceling that engagement.
For some time, Malik has been promising a more mature, intellectual sound than the light-hearted (and immensely successful) music he was making with 1D. Now, with the debut on "It's You," it seems like his upcoming album Mind of Mine might make good on that promise.
Speaking of his new album, host Jimmy Fallon also gave fans a look at the cover art for Malik's highly anticipated album and it, too, is a far cry from the shirtless cover art Malik released for "Pillowtalk" back in January.