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Zayn Malik’s “Pillow Talk” review

Cover art of Zayn Malik's "Pillow Talk" / Image courtesy of ca.complex.com
Cover art of Zayn Malik’s “Pillow Talk” / Image courtesy of ca.complex.com

Fans have long awaited Zayn Malik to release music since quitting One Direction last March. 

Review by Joshua Guerra

“Pillow Talk” released last Friday Jan. 29, along with the accompanying video, which stars Malik himself and 23-year-old American fashion model Gigi Hadid. The meaning of this song revolves around the sexuality between Zayn and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, which the song is rumored to be written while he was still engaged with the 22-year-old singer.

In an interview with The Sunday Times’ Culture Magazine, Malik says, “Everybody has sex, and it’s something people wanna hear about. It has to be talked about.”

The video is as steamy and sexual as the song itself sounds. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid can be seen getting very intimate and sensual with each other as they feel all over one another and even share a kiss in the video. There is a lot of love and fighting between the two in the video along with crying tears of blood to show the “pain and pleasure” between them.

The video is a work of art and creative the way it was brought together. So many visual effects are in the video, with so many colors and reflections going on to show the emotions of the two. Watching for the first time may be strange but you soon to realize it is a work of art and it visually brings out the lyrics.

Malik’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine, which will feature 17 or 18 songs, mostly written by Malik himself, is set to be released on March 25, 2016, exactly one year since leaving One Direction.

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