After a year of anticipation, Zayn Malik has made his debut music venture in the tongue-in-cheek song "Pillow Talk." Ever since his solo music career was announced, many had wondered what they could expect from the edgy and reserved artist - with "Pillow Talk" providing a slow rhythmic beat to his unique vocal range.
Malik sings, "So we’ll piss off the neighbors / In a place that fills the tears / The place you lose your fears / Reckless behavior / A place that is so pure / So dirty and raw."
The sound of "Pillow Talk" highly differs from the generic, radio friendly pop hits from the former boy band member - proving Malik has made a personal and artistic transformation that isn't afraid to enter new territory. Malik’s unique and refreshing take on music transitions over to the music video for “Pillow Talk” as he takes the subject of sex and transforms it into a work of art. The video, starring his lady love Gigi Hadid, features an array of imagery and splashes of color that are visually pleasing to the eyes. In the midst of all this creativity stands Zayn Malik as he romances and “goes to war with” the ever-lovely model Gigi.
If "Pillow Talk" sounds so breathtaking now, how would it sound live in concert? As far as going on tour goes, Malik comments, “We’ll see how well the music does first. If people like it, then yeah — if there’s a demand for it, I’ll tour.” Regardless, “Pillow Talk” proves to be a powerhouse single whose music video is as addicting as the song itself. This is just one of 16 to 17 songs that will be featured on Malik’s debut album Mind of Mine. When speaking with Radio DJ Zane Lowe, Malik disclosed he wrote about 46 to 47 songs that he felt had album potential.
Of course, “Pillow Talk” isn’t the only song that showcases the vocal abilities of Malik. Other than his solo parts in past One Direction songs, the sensual crooner’s voice can be heard in the soft and solemn “I Don’t Mind” along with his rendition of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type” featuring Mic Righteous, which went on to become a massively hyped unreleased track. So as we wait for Mind of Mine to drop some time in March, “Pillow Talk” shall remain on repeat, along with “I Don’t Mind” and “No Type.”
Congratulations are in order for the young artist, who continues to blaze a path for music that feeds his soul - and in turn creates the utmost enjoyable tunes for those with an appreciation for the artist's musicality. Check out the inventive music video for "Pillow Talk" below, and make sure to download the song on iTunes!