Less than one year after leaving the boy band, One Direction, Zayn Malik released his new single and music video for the highly anticipated “PILLOWTALK.”
The single will be featured on his upcoming solo debut album, Mind of Mine, which will release exactly one year from his departure from One Direction.
In an interview with Billboard he stated, “I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician. The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t [mess] with it. That was never cool where I was from.”
The basis of the song deals with, let’s put it as, the inappropriate stuff we all know about.
The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Bouha Kazmi, and featured him and his current girlfriend who is the world famous supermodel, Gigi Hadid.
Hadid is also featured in Calvin Harris and Disciple’s music video for “How Deep Is Your Love” in 2015.