Zayn Malik announces details of debut album

The former One Direction member drops his first solo single today (January 28)

Zayn Malik has revealed details of his debut solo album.

The former One Direction member announced that the title of his forthcoming album is ‘Mind of Mine’ in an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1. Malik said he wrote “46, 47 songs” for the album and that 17 or 18 of those will make the final cut.

Malik also revealed that he has collaborated with R&B singer Kehlani on one of the album’s tracks. “She’s sick,” Malik said. “I love her.

The former One Direction member will release his first solo single ‘Pillowtalk’ today (January 28).

“I’m feeling excited, I’m feeling nervous, I’m feeling happy – I’ve finally got to do what I wanted to do… It’s kind of just like waiting for Christmas,” Malik told Lowe.

In a recent Sunday Times profile, Malik hinted that the tone of the single will be explicit. “I think I’m pretty black and white about what it’s about. Everybody has sex, and it’s something people wanna hear about. It’s part of everybody’s life, a very BIG part of life! And you don’t wanna sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about,” he said.

Malik also admitted that he had wanted to leave One Direction for some time. “I think I always kind of wanted to go. From like the first year really, I never really wanted to be there in the band. I just gave it a go because it was there at the time,” he said.