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Malik and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid appear in the sexy video for "Pillowtalk," the title track from the singer's highly-anticipated solo album which also arrives today (Jan. Zayn's New Direction: A Look Back at the Singer's Road to Going Solo Malik teased the release earlier in the day with the message, "So who's staying up with me tonight for this single and video?
Malik's single (and subsequent album, ) was more R&B-tinged, and next-in-line Horan brought an acoustic singer-songwriter vibe with "This Town." Then, Tomlinson surprised the world with a Steve Aoki collaboration fit for any dance floor, while Styles' latest addition stems from a more rock era, with influences from David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
She has just come from a production meeting for her forthcoming world tour, fretting about the set list, sight lines and how to get her piano to the right part of the stage at the right time.
In the time since, we've seen three other members embark on their own solo journeys: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and, most recently, , who released "Sign of the Times" today (April 7).
Although the guys' voices came together in perfect harmony on their hits together as One Direction, once they were able to create their own material, each of them actually went in fairly different directions.
"I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it's just not where I sit as a musician," he recently told Billboard. If "Pillowtalk" is anything to go by, Malik has left bubblegum pop behind. "A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw/Be in the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day/F---ing you, and fighting on," he sings.
star Tracee Ellis Ross in the magazine, and gets candid about not always loving her famous physique."Being told, 'You're fat,' 'You're ugly' or 'You're just not good enough,' and trying to live in these model standards, that was my normal," she says about growing up. I was disgusted with myself and told my mom I was coming home.