Zayn Malik has been laying low for a while, but recently opened up a lot about life in an intimate and candid interview.
Zayn first addressed his equation with ex-bandmates from One Direction. “I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.”
He also shared his thoughts on the lads’ new album ‘Made in the A.M.’, admitting he’s not heard the entire album.
Nah, I’ll be honest. I thought the first single was quite cool. I heard the second single and, yeah, I didn’t buy the album.”
Zayn discussed his feelings about being in One Direction and how the music didn’t quite work for him..
“It was like a f***ing machine going constantly. We weren’t allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to. I’d sit and wonder, ‘If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?’
“My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what’s real, so why don’t we write some stuff that we’re actually going through?
Although he did mention that the band was a great experience, but it was just the difference in the type of music that made him unhappy.
“I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician. The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f-**k with it. That was never cool where I was from.”
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