zayn leaves one direction behind in new album
by kelly sawh, '19
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that Zayn Malik, one of the 5 members from One Direction left the band. Hearts were broken and there were never enough tears in the world to explain the hearts of Directioners that day. The anticipation for this solo album was crucial, since all people wanted to hear was the music that Zayn made after leaving 5-year boy band One Direction. Fortunately, March 25, 2015 was the day that Zayn decided to follow his own direction and create his own music.
People worldwide have been raving about Zayn Malik’s debut album “Mind of Mine” for a couple of days now. Zayn entered the U.K album chart at number 1 on April 1, 2016, yet was number 1 in the U.S on the day of his release. The album is very relaxing yet upbeat. His breakup with former fiancée Perrie Edwards may have some effect on his songs, such as ‘fOoL fOr You” and “rEaR vIeW”. Some of his more upbeat songs are “sHe, BeFoUr, and TiO”.
Most popular debt song by Zayn Malik since this day was "Pillow Talk". Pillow Talk which went a long way from his band's number one single "What Makes You Beautiful" perceived a lot of buzz. Musically in this song, you can hear Zayn go into an R&B sound that critics adored. "Pillowtalk" revolves around the grown up talking of intercoarse while showing very sexual scenes in the music video. This song, alongside with others on the album were about the breakup between Perrie Edwards. This explains the intense sexuality in the song. This also made former Directioners, specifically ones who were in it for Zayn, have their eyes popped wide open.
Zayn is a very reserved person, and his songs reflect on his personality. His songs range from the ones that make you want to cry to the ones that make you want to dance. Some favorites include “BoReDeRz, and “SHE DON’T LOVE ME”. They have a very relaxing tone to them, and it can usually calm one down.
Is Zayn going to perceive the same success he has solo prior to being his former band, One Direction?