After leaving One Direction less than a year ago, things havenâ€™t been entirely smooth sailing for Zayn Malik. Following a Twitter feud with one of his former band mates, a falling out with Naughty Boy and breaking up with his fiancÃ© Perrie Edwards, itâ€™s fair to say that 2015 maybe wasnâ€™t Zaynâ€™s best year. However, the 23 year old has followed his ambition to create a solo album and has apparently bagged himself a supermodel girlfriend in the process.
The model in question is Gigi Hadid. The blonde hair, bright eyes and perfect pout arenâ€™t too dissimilar from Zaynâ€™s former flame of 4 years, revealing that the newly-solo singer definitely has a type. Gigi appears in Zaynâ€™s brand new video for his single â€˜Pillowtalkâ€™, with lots of kissing and explicit language, itâ€™s clear that the heart throb has moved a long way on from his 1D days.
The ex One Direction member has been in California and Las Vegas working with Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man and the producer of Frank Oceanâ€™s Channel Orange, Malay. His debut album â€˜Mind of Mineâ€™ is set for release in March and weâ€™re predicting R&B vibes similar to The Weeknd.
He spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to reveal all about his upcoming album and the reasons why he left the most famous boy band in the world, listen to the interview here.
Check out the video below, Zayn Malik is certainly growing up.