Zayn covers the Summer 2016 issue of ‘Dazed‘ magazine in a black studded Marc Jacobs leather jacket. Ever since Zayn left One Direction he’s talked about how unhappy he was. He’s gone on to say that he was very caged in the group and wasn’t able to express himself. I feel like we’ve heard similar stories from other groups that were once at the top of the charts.
In Zayn’s interview, he opens up about writing his own music, leaving One Direction and more.
On getting Taylor Swift’s approval on his album Mind of Mine: “At Gigi [Hadid]’s house we briefly spoke and she told me she really enjoyed the album. It was nice to get some feedback. She said she thought I was cool and I kind of blushed a bit and didn’t know how to take it.”
On leaving One Direction: “I know that musicians are seen as one-sided people a lot of the time, but we do have other elements to us as well. I didn’t feel good. Do you know what I mean?… You need to be able to express what it is that you are. I’m free at last.”
On his love of writing: “I have always liked language and the way you can say a certain thing in a certain way and it can be perceived so differently by whoever is listening, because of whatever time they are at in their life.”