Zayn Malik “Elvis Duran” Interview: “I Feel Good” About Leaving One Direction (Audio)

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Zayn Malik Elvis Duran Interview Audio

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Zayn Malik Elvis Duran Interview Audio

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Zayn Malik called into the “Elvis Duran Morning Show” on Tuesday to discuss “Pillow Talk” and his new solo career. Listen below!

As Gossip Cop reported, “Pillow Talk” was released last Friday, and is expected to debut at number one on the UK charts. “I’ve been working on it for a long time now, so to see the response and everything is really exciting this week,” Malik said. But while many think the track is simply a sex jam, given the references to being “dirty and raw” in bed, the British star now clarified.

Malik explained, “It’s not the whole intention of the song, though. The actual intent of the song is even though you have great times in a relationship, you have really bad times as well. But that’s what kind of makes it worthwhile, because you learn things and go through experiences that bring you closer together. That’s the actual intent of the song. Obviously you have sex, and sometimes you fight during your relationship, so I did mention that in the song. But it’s not solely about sex.”

Duran praised the singer for having “the courage to do what’s right for you” when he left One Direction, and asked Malik how he felt about that decision now. “I feel good,” he answered. “I feel like that’s a key thing in life. You know, regardless of whatever it is that you do, you always got to remain true to yourself and do whatever makes you happy, because at the end of the day, you answer to yourself.”

Malik added,” It’s good place to be in. I’m happy about the decision I made.” The chat with the radio show came around 6:30 a.m. The singer had already been up for a while, as evidenced by the “Late Nights” teaser he posted on Twitter before the interview, as Gossip Cop noted earlier. Listen to the full “Elvis Duran” audio below!


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