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Zayn Blazes Billboard / Teams With Timbaland For 2018 Sophomore Album

Published: Thursday 2nd Nov 2017 by Sam

Zayn has rediscovered his zeal for the spotlight. Case in point his dapper turn in the latest issue of Billboard magazine.

The former One Direction member set the world ablaze early last year with ‘Pillow Talk’ but quickly learned of the pitfalls of fame when admitted anxiety rendered him unable to perform live.

Having worked through those issues, he’s gearing up for the release of his sophomore album – and is even mapping out a major world tour.

Head below for more…

Excerpt On LP:

The new album, says Malik, mines two main moods: one more rhythmic and pop, the other more downtempo. “The last album veered into a much more nighttime kind of thing,” says Peter Edge, chairman/CEO of Malik’s label, RCA. “This one is more of a mix than that.” The young star has been back in the studio with ­his first album’s main ­collaborator, Malay, well known for his work on Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Blonde. Veteran ­producers like Timbaland and Rob Cavallo have contributed, and Malik also has made a bunch of songs largely by ­himself. He has been toiling away at the disc for months, blowing past deadline after deadline; ­originally slated for a late-­September release, the album now won’t be out until the first quarter of 2018.


Zayn On What Caused His Initial Anxiety:

“Like, there were a lot of upbeat dance [songs on the album], and I don’t dance, so it would have required a lot of extra dancers and stuff going on, and I don’t necessarily want to do that.”

Zayn On How New Material Helped Cure His Issues:

“It definitely helped identify in my own mind where I want to be as an entertainer. For a long time I’ve struggled with, ‘Where is Zayn as a performer?’ I don’t want [my show] to be too eccentric or out there, because I’m not that kind of ­personality. I’m quite a reserved person, and I feel like [the vibe of that session] sort of fits me and what I want to do onstage.”

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  1. Meme November 2, 2017

    Chile let it go. Career done! I was rooting for you, WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU.

    • TruthHurts November 2, 2017

      U are a mess!!! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Fancy BISH November 2, 2017

      lol 🤣

    • China November 3, 2017

      He wants to Model, Be with his GIRLFRIEND FOR HIRE to hide his Homosexuality. This boy has too much going on…..”i don’t dance”……neither does Trey Songz, Ed Sheeran, and any of those other boys GET OVER YOURSELF….Your a pop smoking, coke using DL Homosexual that is a BASKET CASE. FIRED.

    • i_Ronic92 November 3, 2017

      He need to just pursue a modeling career. Cute face but no #Content.

  2. Jeans November 2, 2017

    He is cute but his pics are so one note! They all look the same.

  3. Francis November 2, 2017

    I don’t really like his personality, but his debut album was good, I’m really curious to hear what Timbaland cooked for him, for me he’s one of the best producers out there, I mean he gave Justin Timberlake (FutureSex-Love Sounds) and Nelly Furtado (Loose) great albums.

    • DanYiel Iman November 3, 2017

      I actually purchased his first album & loved it as well!! 💯✊🏽

  4. Drinkmybussyjuice November 2, 2017

    He can keep the music, but run me that d***.

    • TC November 2, 2017

      Yes gurl!!!

  5. Martaevia La’wayne November 2, 2017

    Can’t wait to hear what they created! His last album is amazing from start to finish.

  6. Jamie November 2, 2017

    Fukkk Zayn. He don’t have anxiety when he fukkin GiGi…He has become an annoyance to my soul.

  7. Yas November 2, 2017

    He’s so fine. I say get rid of music and start modeling.

  8. Suicide Blonde November 3, 2017

    Isn’t this the dickless guy dressed as Spider-Man for Halloween?

  9. grapejuicefan November 3, 2017

    he shouldn’t be an artist he is not made for it

  10. Fact Checker November 3, 2017

    I wouldn’t buy a ticket to a show for his new album until he gets his ass out there and tours for the first album successfully proving he’s worth the money. Otherwise thanks but no thanks. I’m sympathetic to his anxiety problems but not at the expense of you fulfilling the obligations of YOUR JOB. He should’ve worked out his anxiety with some mental health before putting out his first album and cancelling shows left and right living fans disappointed with wasted money and TIME that they’ll never get back.

  11. MUSE November 4, 2017

    His first album was to my surprise really good I can’t wait to hear the second one. He has a very soulful voice that is hard to find nowadays.

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