Pillowtalk guru Zayn Malik takes the November issue cover of Billboard Magazine! In this issue, Zayn Malik discusses conquering anxiety, prepping for his second album, and his interesting living arrangements. He also discussed his experience in the teen crazed band One Direction. Since those days of intense touring and fame from the age of 17, he’s been private about his personal life and has even hesitated to launch a tour or major concert now as a solo artist because of it. On the other hand, he has recently been somewhat open about his relationship with runway model superstar Gigi Hadid and has even thought of maybe hosting a concert in the near future.
Check out what the superstar told Billboard magazine
On spending time in a farm in rural Pennsylvania working on his second album: “The farm is out of the way and feels grounded. I do a lot of farm work. I take the horses out and feed the cows and that kind of stuff. It’s cool. I’ve always been interested in animals.”
On no longer staying in touch with the other One Direction members: “Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life. Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”
On working with Taylor Swift on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”: “I felt like she was the right artist for the song. And of course she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits. I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music — there’s no opposition, for real.”
Zayn has been working hard on his skills for this highly anticipated new album. He wants to give his fans something to remember. According to Billboard Magazine: “The new album, says Malik, mines two main moods: one more rhythmic and pop, the other more downtempo. ‘The last album veered into a much more nighttime kind of thing,” says Peter Edge, chairman/CEO of Malik’s label, RCA. “This one is more of a mix than that.”” Sounds like we will be discovering a new sound of Zayn on his latest album. Can’t wait!