It's finally happening. Zayn Malik is teasing his first song from his new album, and spilling all about why he never really cared for his One Direction days. The former boy band singer opened up about his "raw and genuine" new music — and shared a sneak peek of his new song, "Befour," in an interview with The Fader. (It's playing in the background of the video.)
"Life experiences are just really big influences for the album. Stuff that I've been through, especially with the last five years and being in the band and everything," he says in the video.
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"It's a nice feeling to come out of a place where you are being told what to do and to be a certain way because of certain expectations or certain things that people want to see. It is just all my perspective and that's fully liberating. This is what I want to do. I guess because I always knew."
@zayn is the next FADER cover star. Story at 6PM on TheFADER.com. Hit the bio link to watch the full video. A video posted by The FADER (@thefader) on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:54am PST
@zayn is the next FADER cover star. Story at 6PM on TheFADER.com. Hit the bio link to watch the full video.
A video posted by The FADER (@thefader) on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:54am PST
He also opened up about how his album feels like it's been itching to get out for the last ten years.
“I don’t feel like people really know what I’m going to give them, musically. And once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more, and they’ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band, and why I had to write this [stuff] down. Because for five — not even for five years, for ten years, this album has been in my brain, and it’s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.”
Based on this clip that's available, it definitely sounds different than 1D. Hopefully, his new music will give us a lot of clarity!
Do you like his music? What do you think about his statement? Let us know what you think in the comments!