In case you missed this last week, former One Direction star, Zayn Malilk officially became “Zayn” the solo pop star when his new single “Pillowtalk” from RCA Records was released Friday. It is now dominating the Spotify Global chart at #1. The single immediately hit #1 on the iTunes chart in 68 countries upon its release on Friday and the video has amassed an impressive 25 million views in only 3 days. Zayn has surprised the world with the first taste of his solo music and The Guardian noted “It is a deliberate – and understandable – step into a more austere artistic guise.” Complex describes the single and video as “steamy” and “sexy,” while Refinery 29 exclaims “As star vehicles go, this song announces Malik as a major vocal talent. His voice is effortlessly huge and the beat mainly stands behind it, letting him do his thing.” Spin raved “there’s passion in his voice, an instrument unencumbered and unshaven for the first time.” And Stereogum called “Pillowtalk “sleek, immaculately constructed.” If there was any doubts about his post One Direction career those days are now officially over. He has everyone talking, as the world becomes more curious about the sound to come from his entire project as a whole. He continued to keep the conversation going as he teased new music on his Instagram this morning. (February 2, 2016) If fans our loving the “Pillowtalk from Zayn, they are surely counting down they days until his solo debut, Mind Of Mine is released on March 26 from RCA Records. We will be sure to keep you informed with more details about that highly anticipated project as they become available. Stay tuned!
— zayn (@zaynmalik) February 2, 2016