Zayn Malik has arrived as an artist with the release of his first ever music video of his solo song, “Pillowtalk.” The video features the 23-year-old singer with his rumored girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid in a romantic setting.
“Pillowtalk” is first song from Malik’s upcoming solo album titled, “Mind of Mine,” which is slated for a March release. Though the song was suppose to be premiered at midnight, many fans noticed that “Pillowtalk” appeared on iTunes slightly earlier than planned. The song also shot to No. 12 position on the iTunes charts before the premiere of the video.
Undoubtedly, the music video has garnered great reviews from Malik’s fans who believe that the song is “definitely better than One Direction.” “Absolutely in love with the song but I was expecting so much more for the video!! Ugh lol So happy,” said one fan on the YouTube link of the song.
In his Jan. 24 interview with The Sunday Times, Malik said that his song “Pillowtalk” and other songs on the album are about sex. “I think I’m pretty black and white about what it’s about. Everybody has sex, and it’s something people want hear about.”
“It’s part of everybody’s life, a very BIG part of life! And you don’t want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about,” said the singer.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Beats 1 Malik also talked about his relationship with Hadid and said they both a “very good friends.” Malik also hinted that the album might have songs about his break-up with ex-girlfriend Perrie Edwards.
“I just felt like I needed to put myself out there a bit on that, because it’s a form of therapy for me and it did get me through some sh-t,” Malik said about writing songs for his new solo album. His song “It’s You” is about the break-up of a relationship.
His another song is titled, “She” and is “party tune. It’s not as intense lyrically, it’s more about having a good time.”