Check out the music video for the pair's new version of the Oscar-winning track!
One of Disney's most-beloved songs just got a massive makeover.
On Thursday, the House of Mouse dropped the track "A Whole New World" from their animated 1992 film, Aladdin, now updated for their forthcoming live-action feature. And belting out the duet is none other than Zayn and Zhavia Ward, who are featured in a new music video for the single!
In the visual, the former One Direction member strolls around what looks like New York's Central Park and the halls of a museum while offering his vocal skills to the romantic anthem. Meanwhile, Ward is shown on a NYC rooftop and under a ceiling of glowing lanterns while performing Princess Jasmine's part in a silky red ensemble.
Unlike the original version of the Oscar-winning song, which was first performed by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga and was written by Alan Menken, this rendition dispenses with swelling strings and instead adopts a modernized electronic tone for the new duo.
Ward recently spoke with ET about how she got involved in the project and her relationship with the animated Disney film.
"We had been working on 'A Whole New World' for about two months up until the release. It was very hard to not tell my fans because I was so excited," she told ET exclusively. "It all started [with] an email my manager got from Zayn’s manager. Zayn had chosen me and asked if I would be down to sing it with him. At first we couldn’t believe that this email was real and thought it was spam. Zayn is an amazing artist and I’m blessed to be a part of this song."
"I love Aladdin and everything Disney! I love the story about a 'forbidden love' and how you have to dare to risk it all for what means the most to you. I think it celebrates diversity and has a message that’s more important than ever nowadays," she added. "To be chosen to perform such an iconic Disney song is a dream come true and is something I will never forget...I’m really proud to be a part of it and I can’t wait to watch the movie!"
Aside from classic tracks like this one, the new film's star, Mena Massoud, shared with ET at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party that Jasmine (played by Naomi Scott), has a new song in the film.
"There's a lot of great stunt work in this that I'm really excited about, kinda my favorite part of the film," he stated. "And Naomi has a new song for Jasmine that's gonna blow your socks off!"
Massoud also chatted about working with Will Smith, who's taking on the role of Genie, which the late Robin Williams was lauded for in the animated original.
"Will's amazing," he gushed. "He's the most generous, grounded person that I could have asked for, so he's great."
Check out Zayn and Zhavia's new version of "A Whole New World" up above.
Reporting by Desiree Murphy.