Zayn Malik has released an acoustic version of “Pillowtalk” on Feb. 3. The slowed-down, raw take on the sexy song, which he sang with just a guitar, has received great response from his fans.
Zayn also took to Instagram to post a small video clip that shows him singing “Pillowtalk” in what appears to be his living room. He first announced the release of his new acoustic version on Twitter with a tweet that said “#livingroomsession.” Zayn is seen wearing a fur-lined jacket and his trademark skinny jeans in the black and white video clip.
Zayn released “Pillowtalk” on Jan. 29 and the song has been number one in many official countdown charts. The debut single is currently Number 1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 and also Number 1 on Spotify’s “Global Top 50 chart” & “Top 100 tracks currently on Spotify” playlist.
According to a Twitter account which keeps track of his updates, “Pillowtalk” has drawn 5.9 million in all-format radio audience in the first three days of the Hot 100’s airplay week. It also broke Justin Bieber’s record of “Most streams in the first 5 days of the song’s release” on Spotify with over 26.5M streams and has reached over 42.7M views on Youtube.
“Pillowtalk” is the lead single from Zayn’s long-awaited debut solo album, titled “Mind of Mine.” Zayn also released a music video of this song that featured his rumoured girlfriend Gigi Hadid. In a recent interview with Zach Sang and the Gang, Zayn finally addressed the status of his relationship with the model, Billboard writes.
“Yeah, that was cool. It was something different. We enjoyed it, it was fun. Had a lot of fun on set,” Zayn said when Zach asked, “Was it cool to have your girlfriend in the video?”
Zayn also dished out the details about his inspiration behind the “Pillowtalk” video. “I wanted it to be representational of the art that I’m looking at at the minute, even just a perspective level, on the surface of it I wanted it be arty, and different and out-there. That was the whole feel for the video, We wanted a dream-feel to it,” said the singer.