Zayn Malik Announces First #RealMusic Single, ‘Pillowtalk’

Free from the chains that were One Direction, Zayn Malik has announced the release date and name of his first new single.

And it’s as sexy and un-teenybopper as you might have expected it to be.

Malik made fans swoon when he posted to Instagram and Twitter this photo announcing his new single “Pillowtalk,” to be released this Friday (Jan. 29):

And it’s going to be about sex. “Dirty and raw” sex, apparently. The Guardian reports via The Sunday Times that Malik explained, “Everybody has sex, and it’s something people want to hear about. It’s part of everybody’s life, a very big part of life! And you don’t want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about.”

Get it? Got it? Good. 

Finally after months of anticipation, we’ll be hearing something from the former 1D member, who notoriously quit the band last year to step out of the spotlight and focus on himself, or so he claimed. What he really meant was breaking up with his fiancée Perrie Edwards and ultimately promising to make #realmusic. He signed with RCA records in July.

Let’s hope “Pillowtalk” spares us with the sweet nothings he surely whispers into Gigi Hadid’s ear at night. 

As for a future 1D reunion, this is what Malik had to say to The Sunday Times

I don’t know.If the time was right and that was the thing to do, then I would make that decision when it came around.

That being said, in spite of One Direction ignoring his phone calls in the past, Malik said “I have no beef,” and admitted that one of the guys recently emailed him. 


Malik will also be appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night. So, get ready for the career revival of the year – it’s beginning.