Zayn Malik The Fader Interview: Watch ‘Befour’ Teaser (VIDEO)
Zayn Malik’s first song from his upcoming solo album is teased in a new video interview. Listen below to a snippet of the song titled “Befour,” and watch footage from Malik’s first major interview since leaving One Direction.
Malik’s full interview, which was with The Fader, will be published more fully later on Tuesday, but the website has already released a teaser video filmed at Malik’s house north of London. The singer speaks candidly about a number of topics, including exactly why he quit One Direction, and even recounts his final morning with the band.
Presumably, Malik will get into further detail about leaving the group in the upcoming interview, but the singer has said in the past that he left to make the kind of music that interests him. He also says in the video below, “It’s quite a personal album, and we recorded a lot of it out in the woods, which is quite weird.” Malik adds that he wanted to make his album “real and genuine,” and that many of his songs were influenced by Bollywood music.
Malik further notes that, unlike when he was in One Direction, there are no “expectations and things people want to see” that will affect the kind of music he’s producing. “It’s all my perspective, which is fully liberating,” he adds. “I don’t feel like people really know what I’m going to give them… And once they hear it… They’ll understand why I did what I did, and why I left the band.”
Watch a teaser below of Malik’s interview, as well as listen to a snippet of his new song “Befour,” and tell Gossip Cop what you think.