It’s here! Zayn Malik released his first single, “Pillowtalk” today and fans are super excited! After his highly-publicized separation from One Direction, the singer has been ready to show another side of himself.
In an interview with Billboard, Zayn expressed his dismay of the music his old bandmates loved to perform.
“I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician,” he said. “The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f— with it. That was never cool where I was from.”
Zayn also released the steamy music video for the song and it features his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid. The couple shared some cute tweets to celebrate.
@GiGiHadid you seen the video babe ? Someones Looking 👌🏽😝
— zayn (@zaynmalik) January 29, 2016
@zaynmalik nah musta missed it 😏😜
Jokes.. I wasn't looking at myself, trust me 😻🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 29, 2016
With his upcoming album, Mind of Mine, set for a March release, get ready to hear some more hits from Zayn.
Check out the video below.
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Since the video was put up on YouTube it’s gained over 288,000 likes, but also over 13,000 dislikes. Maybe some Directioners aren’t quite over the split, and the fact that 1D’s music video for “History” is the next suggested song isn’t helping.
Whatever – this song is fire.