The Pakistani performer Zayn Malik teams up with ‘Gentleman’s Quarterly’ for a fresh shoot and promotional spread this month.
Why? To light the way for his forthcoming studio album and support its predecessor ‘Mind of Mine.’
Despite peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, the set has been unable to live up to the commercial expectations placed on it by industry observers who’d hoped he’d inherit One Direction‘s unit-moving fanbase.
So, there’s no doubt that the pressure is on Malik to fare much better with his aforementioned sophomore set.
Will his time with ‘GQ’ help?
I‘m being very, like, blessed at the minute by God or whoever it is [lighter flick], fate or whatever, so um, there’s a lot of offers come our way at the minute with different things to do with fashion. And hopefully I get to get involved in all of them. I’d love to just continually have a presence, because I feel like it’s very heavily tied into music and the image and the fashion, and it’s all kind of one thing. So you kinda gotta be in there, I guess.