It’s the moment all One Direction fans dreaded! The moment when the 23-year-old would drop his first solo single since leaving One Direction mid-tour in March 2015.
Now, as a woman in her 30’s, I’ve had my share of boy band heartbreaks! Nsync broke up. Need I say more? Ok, maybe I can. NKOTB split up for years (and got back together so maybe there’s hope for a reunion when they’re in their 40’s Directioners!), Backstreet Boys lost Kevin for a while (and got him back), etc. It happens, and it stinks, but we saw this happen with Justin Timberlake, didn’t we? He needed something more than the cookie cutter boy band image, so he went off on his own and he’s done amazingly well! Don’t get me wrong…I’m still holding out hope for a reunion though…
With Zayn’s debut single, it’s definitely edgier than we’re used to seeing from him. WAY EDGIER! I actually really like it…with the exception of knowing that my 11-year-old niece will end up watching it and have a million questions (like why it’s called “Pillowtalk” in the first place lol). The video was released on January 29, just 2 days after band released their nostalgic video for “History.” Coincidence? Quite possibly.
In any case, check out One Direction’s newest video and then check out Zayn’s debut as a solo artist. Let me know what you think! Tweet me @kristin0409!