Zayn Malik’s first-ever solo album will be called Mind Of Mine and it will have 17 or 18 songs, the 23-year-old singer revealed in a new interview broadcast on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday (Jan. 28).
Zayn — whose first single, “Pillowtalk,” will drop on Friday — spoke to host Zane Lowe at length about his new music, divulging that he wrote nearly 50 songs, some of them during his time with One Direction.
Zayn wrote one of the songs in collaboration with Kehlani — whom he called “sick” — in Los Angeles after recording himself rapping and pulling lyrics from that. Another, titled “She,” is a self-described “party tune” that’s “not as intense lyrically” as some of the other cuts. Zayn also revealed that the previously-teased “Befour” was written in a studio in a Las Vegas hotel, which sounds ridiculously glamorous.
Still no word on the actual release date of Mind Of Mine, but hey, one step at a time.
“Pillowtalk” will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. PST via Apple Music, immediately before a rebroadcast of the interview (including video).
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