The wait is — maybe — almost over! Zayn Malik fans are completely psyched about the launch of his first complete solo album! But in order to get fully prepped for the big release, there’s a few things you need to know — and HollywoodLife.com has all the details.
The moment of truth is upon us. After splitting from One Direction in March 2015, Zayn Malik, 23, is finally close to releasing his much-anticipated first solo album, which he’s hoping will prove to the world that he can make it as a successful artist on his own. We know fans can’t wait to hear his new tracks, but while you wait for the date to arrive, here are five need-to-know details about his epic album to hold you over!
1. His album will be titled Mind of Mine.
What an appropriate title for his first solo album! Since the 1D split, Zayn has said time and time again how much he needed to go his own way and write music from his own perspective. We love that the title he chose for his big debut totally reflects that!
2. The album release date hasn’t been set yet.
Although Zayn’s first single, “Pillowtalk” will be released Jan. 29, the rest of Mind of Mine is currently a TBA situation. Zayn did announce on Apple Music’s Beats One radio on Jan. 28 though that his album is almost finished. So we have a feeling it’ll be hitting iTunes in the near future!
3. The album will have 17 or 18 songs on it.
Seventeen or 18 is a lot of tracks for an album to have — most artists stick to 12 or 13. But apparently even 17 or 18 was a compromise for Zayn, who originally wrote 46 songs for the album. Talk about being on a creative roll!
4. He wrote a song about Perrie Edwards.
“It’s You” is a song Zayn wrote about his devastating breakup with Perrie Edwards and it is definitely going to be featured on his upcoming album! “It was therapy for me,” the singer revealed. “I just felt like I needed to put myself out there on that just because it was a form of therapy for me, and it did help get me through some shit. So if it can help somebody else at that time, then that’s cool.” We can’t wait to hear this heartfelt tune!
5. His album will feature an eclectic sound.
Zayn has mentioned before that he finds musical inspiration from a variety of sources, and it looks like his new album is going to be a smorgasbord of sound! His song “She” will be the perfect jam to dance to while “Wrong” has more of a poetic vibe to it. When asked about “She” Zayn admitted that it’s all about having a good time. “It’s more of a party tune and it’s not as intense lyrically,” the artist said. But quite the opposite is true of his song “Wrong.” “I wrote that song as a rap originally,” Zayn revealed. “And then used the lyrics from it to create the song. It’s all about looking in the wrong place for love.” Enough with the teases already, Zayn! We’re more anxious now than ever to hear the rest of what you’ve been cooking up for us!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you totally pumped for Zayn’s first solo album? Let us know!