In a music industry where the boys are currently on top (namely Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, new boy on the block James Bay and up and comer Jack Savoretti to name a few) former One Directioner Zayn Malik has decided to throw his hat into the ring by releasing his first solo single, PILLOWTALK. And we’re a tad underwhelmed.

It’s quite slick, with shades of the Biebs and Timberlake and his vocals are good enough. But, it just feels a little flat after all the hype. The Twitter rants, the in-fighting with producers, the shade he’s thrown at his ex-band mates; with the right track, this introduction to Zayn the popstar could have been explosive. The video, however, will prove to be a talking point – it features Zayn tomming about with new love Gigi Hadid, as well as ladies opening their legs to reveal lotus flowers and him crying black tears. Edgy.

But one can’t help but think that, a few months back, this video would have featured Perrie Edwards. He just seems the type. Perrie lass, you’re well shot of him. We’ll hang on for Harry.

Watch the video here:



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