Zayn Malik's friendship with producer Naughty Boy may (presumably) be over following their recent Twitter spat, but the former One Direction singer hasn't wasted any time in moving on.

Malik has been pictured in the studio with American producer Malay, who posted a pic of his daughter with the boyband star on his Instagram page.

The photo was captioned "Benefits of the job.. my daughter gets to meet my co-workers, one who happens to be one of her favorites @niazkilam what an amazing soul #zaynmalik".

Malay has produced records by Frank Ocean, Angel Haze, Tune-Yards, John Legend and Jamie Foxx in recent years, as well as writing with the likes of John Mayer and Big Boi. It seems that his inclination towards R&B is telling; the genre has long been a love of Malik's.

In other words, watch this space...