Zayn Malik announces first single post One Direction split

'Pillowtalk' is set to release on January 29

Entertainment Desk January 26, 2016
'Pillowtalk' is set to release on January 29. PHOTO: TWITTER

Zayn Malik is ready to strike back naysayers with his first-ever solo single!

It's been almost a year that the singing sensation parted ways with One Direction. Zayn initially wanted to take a break from the limelight, but it seems like he wants to be back in the game.

The singer took to Twitter to announce that his first official single -- as a solo artist -- Pillowtalk will release January 29.

The pop star will also appear on The Graham Norton Show the same night, where he will be discussing his latest track as well as his forthcoming solo album, which is yet to be titled.


Zayn left the famous band 1D in March 2015, leaving the strength to four members including Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

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The quartet recently recorded their fifth studio album Made in the A.M.


In his first post-split interview with The Fader, Zayn revealed the reason behind his exit saying, "A big part of why I left the band is because I made the realization that it wasn't actually about [being the biggest] anymore."

He further looked down upon his own bandmates' efforts saying, "That's not music I would listen to."

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"Would you listen to One Direction at a party with your girl? I wouldn't. To me, that's not an insult, that's me as a 22-year-old man. As much as I was in that band, and I loved everything that we did, that's not music that I would listen to. I want to make music that I think is cool. I don't think that's too much to ask for," he added.

Zayn is reported to have spent the past few months in the studio recording with Frank Ocean producer Malay, reports Rolling Stone.

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Meanwhile, fans are already going crazy talking about Pillowtalk:


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