Read the first excerpt from Zayn Malik’s new autobiography

Zayn opens up about finding sex in music for the first time after One Direction

Zayn Malik has shared the first excerpt from his new autobiography. Read it on NME first below.

The former One Direction turned solo sensation releases his first autobiography Zayn on 1 November – telling the story of his childhood in Bradford to his runaway success.

Read the first cut from the book below:


“Every lyric I’ve ever written has a story behind it. All the hard work that went into the creation of ‘Pillowtalk’ was worthwhile because, as soon as it was finished, I intuitively felt I was on the right path. It was a sick cut, nailing the exact sound I wanted to capture in my music. I was also able to sing about a subject that I hadn’t really been able to go near while I was in One Direction: sex.”

Read more: Our full and frank interview with Zayn Malik


Speaking of what to expect from the book, Zayn added: “I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”

Pre-order Zayn here

Meanwhile, Zayn has been confirmed to produce a new TV show based on the life of a boyband.