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Zayn Malik Opens Up, Gives His First Interview

Zayn Malik Opens Up, Gives His First Interview

While he was a part of the world's famous band, Zayn Malik's never gave his fans the chance to know more about him. In the interview, conducted by The Fader, the singer reveals the reason for his decision to quit One Direction.

It's been seven months since Zayn quit One Direction , which is one of the biggest bands in the world and his source of income for five formative years

On One Direction's music, he said "I felt restrained creatively within the band. " Unable to flex his desires to veer towards a more R&B sound he further added ,”If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times “

"I wasn't 100 percent behind the music. It wasn't me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren't happy about."

He describes his new album to be diverse, elaborating further:

"I can map every lyric and every note to mean something to me," he wrote about his solo debut. "It's a snapshot of my life and the thoughts on my life, my hopes, my aspirations, and my regrets in the summer of 2015."