Zayn Malik has been nothing but open with his fans about his personal struggles with his crippling anxiety that has ultimately left the singer unable to tour. His girlfriend Gigi Hadid has been by his side too as he copes with his condition and while he's been out of the spotlight for a little bit, he promises that he's busy working hard on his second album. So will he be able to hit the stage to perform these songs? Well, Z opened up in a new chat with Vogue, where he spoke about his naturally introverted personality and while he is working on getting better, he's never really going to be someone who's super outspoken just for the sake of it. Zayn happens to think of himself as just a regular guy, believe it or not.
"I'm not a very outgoing social person in terms of like big groups of people. When we're getting ready to start putting the second album out, people will see me a bit more. I think it's been like a year since I've properly showed my face and stuff. I feel like I'm always trying to work through whatever certain issues are around certain subjects," Zayn said. "But for me personally, I think it comes from a place of never wanting to come across as an arrogant person or a person that takes himself too seriously. I'm not always trying to be pretentious or say something that I think that's going to change the world. I feel like I'm one voice among millions."
Umm, so can we just take a minute to reflect on that last line. He thinks of himself as just one person, one voice, like anyone else. Despite the fact that Zayn was once a member of the biggest boy band in recent music history, One Direction, and he made even bigger waves when he bowed out of the group before they ever decided to go on a hiatus, he had a high-profile engagement and very dramatic breakup before becoming one-half of Zigi, he's just Zayn in his mind. So yes, he's pretty famous to the rest of us, but he still thinks of himself as a guy who likes to sing. It's nice to know that's the mindset he has and we know fans will be nothing but proud and excited to see him hit the road on a tour if he ever decides that's what is best for him. So what about album two? It's in the process and will be something totally new.
"I feel like my lyric's grown, it's more adult, I feel like I have some cool puns in there and weird things that I'm proud of that my mind's been able to come up with. I'm just thankful that I do what it is that I do and people appreciate it and they don't throw tomatoes at me when I'm on stage," Zayn added.
Tomatoes. So is that the true reason why he's nervous to perform?! We DARE someone to ever attempt to do that to Zayn. (Not really though, because that's mean, so not cool and a waste of tomatoes.) Seriously, we hope Zayn does what ever it is that makes him happy, no matter what.