Parties are great when they involve your average cake, funny hats and musical chairs, but they're even better when they involve a first experience of hearing Zayn Malik's debut solo album, Mind Of Mine.
ZAYN (capital letters, ditch the Malik) threw a listening party for some of his biggest fans over in NYC last night, and as an extra bonus – kind of like a party bag – he surprised 'em all by joining them at the bash.
We're trying to ignore the fact that this photo is weirdl very focused on his crotch.
The guestlist for Zayn's party was made up of competition winners, invited fans and generally just some of the luckiest humans on the planet who not only got a sneaky peek at the new album before it's out tomorrow, but also got to hang with the man himself when he turned up unannounced.
It's his listening party and he'll look jazzy if he wants to, so Zeeehnn opted for a very fancy floral jacket, making a style statement that screams 'I'm about to have a number one debut album, I can wear whatever the eff I want'.
Zayn was looking a bit fed up as he arrived
at the NYC hotel venue, but as soon as he joined the listening party and witnessed fans nearly crying with joy over his new tunes, he cheered
RIGHT up and it looks like an absolute blast.
This is a face that says 'Hope you love INTERMISSION: flower'.
This is a face that says 'I'm really proud of the chorus in 'BoRdErSz'.
This is a face that says 'Now that I've listened to IUcOzAdE, I really fancy some Lucozade'.
Oh, and here he is being all kinds of adorable on video too. Oh don't mind these fans, just casually sitting on the couch with actual Zayn Malik.
And then getting a KISS FROM HIM. What even is life.
ONLY ONE MORE DAY, GUYS.
Which track are you most looking forward to hearing? Jealous that you weren't at the listening party? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.
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