Zayn Malik Struggled To Forge Identity As Soloartist
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بتاريخ 04 نوفمبر 2017
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik admits he has "struggled"
to figure out who he wants to be as a solo artist and revealed most
of his anxiety stems from not knowing what type of "entertainer"
he wants to be.
The 24-year-old star, who has previously cancelled gigs over his
battle with anxiety says he feels more focused and sure of himself
since recording new music with producer Rob Cavallo.
Speaking to the latest issue of Billboard magazine, Malik said, "It
definitely helped identify in my own mind where I want to be as an
entertainer. For a long time I've struggled with, 'Where is Zayn as a
''I don't want [my show] to be too eccentric or out there, because
I'm not that kind of personality. I'm quite a reserved person, and I
feel like [the vibe of that session] sort of fits me and what I want to
Malik, who quit the group in March 2015, says one of the reasons
behind his anxiety was not having figured out how to do a solo
show which felt natural, especially as he only had one solo
record to reference.
''Like, there were a lot of upbeat dance [songs on the album], and I
don't dance, so it would have required a lot of extra dancers and
stuff going on, and I don't necessarily want to do that.''
The Pillowtalk singer hopes fans think his work is organic, but
equally says he doesn't want to come across as being arrogant.
''I don't do things that I wouldn't buy into. I try to explain
that to people and hope that they understand -- it doesn't
come from a place of being arrogant or above anything.''
Malik recently admitted that he doesn't keep in contact with his
former 1D bandmates and never really talked to Harry Styles in the
"I don't talk to any of them, really. To be honest, I never really
spoke to Harry [Styles] even when I was in the band," he told
"It's not the way it used to be, obviously we were a lot closer
because we were together the entire time, spending 24 hours a day
in the band."