Zayn Malik is back! The ex-member of the UK boy band One Direction has just released his first look at what heâ€™s been working on since leaving the band earlier this year. Malik choose to do his first solo interview with The Fader and this morning the magazine published a brief announcement about Malikâ€™s cover story that will be available to read later today starting at 3pm PST. The update was accompanied with a sneak peek video that was produced as a teaser to the interview and to preview Malikâ€™s first single off his solo album, â€œBefourâ€ which is heard in the background of the video.
The teaser video was filmed at Malikâ€™s North London home and shows him hanging out outside his house during dusk. The video consists of Malik riding his motorcycle around while a voiceover of his interview is being played over the video. The music in the background is actually the first time anyone can hear a snippet of the music Malik has been working on since he left One Direction on March 25, 2015. This interview is the first time Malik has spoken to a publication since going solo and The Fader has exclusives on what heâ€™s been doing since the day he left the band, how this music is something heâ€™s been wanting for a long time, and an account of how Malikâ€™s last morning in the band went down.
While Malik was part of the biggest boy band of this generation, there has been a lot of mixed feelings coming from fans of the band and the ones that have been following Malik since he left. Many see this new music as â€œtoo soonâ€, while others canâ€™t wait to see him start doing the music heâ€™s been wanting to do since he started in the music business. Twitter is exploding with opinions and memes with their reaction of this new announcement, even #Befour has become the world top trending hashtag since this morning.
Regardless of whether everyone is ready or not, Malik sure is. He tell The Fader, â€œAnd once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more, and theyâ€™ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band, â€¦ Because for five â€“ not even for five years, for ten years, this album has been in my brain, and itâ€™s just been there, sat with me, needing to be out.â€