Zayn Malik Talks New Music And Leaving One Direction In New Interview

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He is really living his dream right now!
Everyone get ready for tomorrow because Zayn Malik is releasing his first single, “Pillowtalk” off his debut solo album, which he revealed the title to this morning in an interview with Beats1.

The album is called Mind Of Mine, and is due out in March. Zayn said he wrote a whopping 46 songs, and whittled the record down to about 17 or 18. Well we are super freaking pumped to hear his solo stuff, and based on how confident he was leaving One Direction, we’re really hoping the new stuff is worth it.

Zayn opened up more about leaving the band, saying that his heart was never totally in it in the first place. “That was amazing. I did that for five years, enjoyed it…” he said. “We had the best times ever. This is something that is for me. This is the music that I grew up listening to. These are the influences I had. This is what I have to say. The two things are very separate. You can listen to that, and still understand that I appreciated that. They’re just two completely separate things.”

Despite his positivity about One D., Zayn spoke clearly about his intentions from the beginning. “I always wanted to go, from the first year really. I never really wanted to be in the band. I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.” Zayn had a tough time feeling like he could give his opinion on the music. It must be nice after being in a group for years to be able to spread your wings and do what you want.  To have more of a say, that is. “I want to make music that I think is cool shit. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.”

What do you think? Is Zayn too cool for school, or just an artist trying to break free? I guess we’ll find out what he’s all about when “Pillowtalk” drops tomorrow.