Less than a year after quitting One Direction to live the life of a “normal 22-year-old” (that certainly went out the window quickly, didn’t it?), Zayn Malik's debut solo effort, ‘Pillowtalk’, is finally upon us.
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Following weeks of interviews and magazine covers, the sexy track's release officially marks the beginning of Zayn's solo career, and we’re interested to see how he’s received, particularly given how many big singers initially found fame as part of a group.
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Speaking about his upcoming album last year, Zayn told Fader magazine: “I don’t feel like people really know what I’m going to give them, musically. And once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more, and they’ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band, and why I had to write this shit down.
“Because for five - not even for five years, for ten years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”