Aw! It looks like Zayn Malik is pretty upset about One Direction’s first full album without him. Check out this sad Instagram he just posted.
Is Zayn totally bummed that One Direction just released an album without him, only 8 months after he quit the group? On Friday, Nov. 13, the now solo singer posted a black-and-white selfie in which he seems pretty sad, and many fans have caught onto his coincidental timing.
The photo is completely caption-less, but it was posted the exact same day 1D released their first full-length studio album without Zayn. Although he willingly walked away from the group in early 2015, it took them less than a year to put together Made In The AM and release it before going on their own hiatus.
As many Directioners might remember, it was on March 25 that Zayn released a statement announcing that he was leaving One Direction behind. “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” Zayn’s statement read, in which he deeply apologized to all of his fans. However, just four months later on July 29, Zayn looked ecstatic in a photo that shows him signing his first solo record deal with RCA. Ouch.
Even though Zayn clearly looks bummed about missing out on the excitement of 1D’s new album, he has a bright future of his own solo music to look forward to.
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— Lauren Cox