By Hayden Wright
It’s been almost 11 months since Zayn Malik announced his departure from One Direction. Subsequent toiling in the studio, Twitter spats with ex-bandmates and endless romantic speculation has placed even greater pressure on the release of his first solo single “Pillowtalk,” set to debut in just four days.
Malik told The Sunday Times that the new material takes a “dirty and raw” approach to sex.
“Everybody has sex, and it’s something people want to hear about,” he said, according to NME. “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.”
Since he left 1D, Malik has been a master at generating buzz—Friday will begin prove whether the hype transfers into a successful solo career.