Zayn Malik releases R&B solo debut single


Zayn Malik

Every generation goes through it – their favourite pop band announcing that one of its members has decided to quit.

When Robbie Williams departed Take That, it was sheer heartbreak for millions of fans worldwide. Likewise when Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls. And last year it was the turn of One Direction fans to experience the pain of Zayn Malik announcing he wanted to leave the world’s biggest boyband.

While business continued as usual for the remainder of 1D, releasing records and continuing their chart domination, Zayn spent time recording new material amid protracted media interest in his private life.

On 29 January 2016, the 23-year-old surprised fans by unleashing his new single and accompanying video. Pillow Talk is a smooth, sultry and daring R&B song which marks a clear break from the pop-rock that he was accustomed to in 1D.

The song’s video has already been raising eyebrows on social media for its steamy content, featuring supermodel Gigi Hadid, rumoured to be Zayn’s girlfriend.

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