Zayn – PillowTalk (Video Premiere)
Former One Directioner Zayn Malik embarks on his much anticipated solo career with the premiere of his debut single ‘PillowTalk’ and its accompanying visual.
It was no surprise back in March 2015 when Zayn Malik departed from One Direction that he had much bigger plans than to hang up the towel and now we have the first taste of the 23-year-old’s foray into a solo career. Zayn has previously cited urban music as his main musical influence and expressed that “musically the record leans towards R&B/rock” in an interview with The Fader in regards to his upcoming album and his brand new single ‘PillowTalk’ shows the influences of theses genres.
Zayn co-wrote the song with Anthony Hannides and Michael Hannides of MYKL and Levi Lennox ( M.I.A’s ‘Borders’), who also produced the single. ‘PillowTalk’ itself is a synth-drenched power ballad sex romp and a noticeable and deliberate step into a more mature territory, sonically and lyrically for the star. Zayn clearly sounds like he is where he wants to be now musically as he comfortably soars over the stuttering electronic-R&B production looking to secure his own fan base away from One Direction.
The style-heavy accompanying music video was directed by Bouha Kazmi and stars his rumoured girlfriend and model Gigi Hadid which premiered alongside the track which has since reached #1 in 60 countries.
Blown away … Love you all
— zayn (@zaynmalik) January 29, 2016
Zayn Malik is expected to release his debut studio album ‘Mind of Mine’ on March 25th, watch the star embark on his solo career and shed his One Direction shell on ‘PillowTalk’ below: