Zayn Malik Pillowtalk video: Ex-One Direction singer launches debut song starring Gigi Hadid

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Zayn Malik has dropped his first solo single “Pillowtalk”, along with a raunchy music video featuring his rumoured girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid.

The former One Direction singer quit the hugely popular boyband last March to write songs in his preferred r‘nb style and it’s safe to say the new track’s lyrics are more explicit than many fans will be expecting.

“In your bed all day, f**king you and fighting on, it’s our paradise and it’s our war zone,” Malik sings, accompanied by kaleidoscopic graphics and naked boxing women covered in black grease. 

The 23-year-old, now going by the stage name ZAYN, sings about “a place that is so pure, so dirty and raw” in the overtly sexual video.

One shot sees a woman spreading her legs only for a pink flower to burst open, while there is plenty of steamy kissing going on.

“I think I’m pretty black and white about what it’s about. Everybody has sex and it’s something people want to hear about,” he told the Sunday Times Culture magazine.  

“It’s part of everybody’s life, a very big part of life! You don’t want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about.”

Filmmaker Bouha Kazmi directed the video, after also working on Jay Z’s “Onto the Next One”.

Directioners have been reacting excitedly on social media, with some claiming to have been “zlessed” by the song:

But naturally, not everybody was convinced...

“Pillowtalk” is the first song from Malik’s upcoming album Mind of Mine, due for release in March.

He told Zane Lowe during a Beats 1 interview on Wednesday that One Direction’s music was never his “cup of tea”.

“I always wanted to go from the first year really,” he said. “I never really wanted to be in the band. I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.”