By Angelie Benn
After a year full of ups and downs, including leaving the biggest boyband in the world, Zayn Malik is here to ease our wondering minds in his story for the December 2015/January 2016 issue of The Fader.
Along with gracing the cover of the magazine, he also previewed “Befour," his first single as a solo artist. Malik tackled those burning questions we have about everything from leaving One Direction, how the fans’ obsession with “shipping” put a strain on their friendships, cheating on ex-fiance/Little Mix member Perrie Edwards and breaking up with her over text, and everything in between.
The singer also delves into where his personal musical influences come from. After admitting he’s not a stranger to Bollywood because of his Pakistani heritage, he says his father owned a plethora of 90’s R&B and rap records, which explains his killer vocals. Malik also gives an inside scoop to what his debut album will be like.
You can read the story here, and preview his song “Befour” below.