​zayn malik’s first solo single 'pillowtalk' has arrived

Along with a video starring his rumored girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.

by Tish Weinstock
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Jan 29 2016, 3:36pm

After months of hype, ex-One Direction bad boy Zayn Malik has just dropped his hotly anticipated solo single, seductively named "Pillowtalk." He promised us "real music" that was "pure," "dirty" and "raw" and he didn't disappoint. In fact neither does the accompanying video, which features Zayn's rumored girlfriend Gigi Hadid. It's pretty steamy, although it gets quite dark when blood starts dripping from her eyes.

"I think I'm pretty black and white about what it's about," he told Sunday Times recently. "Everybody has sex, and it's something people wanna hear about. It's part of everybody's life, a very big part of life! And you don't wanna sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about." Describing the bedroom as being both a paradise and a war zone -- and sporadically dropping the F word -- it's certainly a huge leap away from the music he made with his former bandmates. With his debut album Mind of Mine still in the pipeline, Zayn's proving himself as being one to watch.

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