It's been almost 8 months since Zayn Malik left One Direction. And today, in a cover story for Fader, he gives us a taste of his new music. "It's quite a personal album," he says. "We wanted to make it quite real and genuine." Zayn explains his musical influences from listening to Bollywood as a kid to discovering his dad's records. He also sheds light on why he left One Direction. "It's a nice feeling to come out of a place where you are being told what to do." Click play to hear "Befour," a track from his forthcoming album. And read the full interview on the magazine's website.
What do you think? Are you going to buy Zayn's record when it comes out early next year?