Zayn Malik hasn't actually done that many interviews as a solo artiste, has he? Yeah, we've had Billboard and The FADER; but we'd never say no to hearing those dulcet Bradford tones a bit more tbh. So thank God and also Jesus we've just had two brand spankin' new chats chucked our way; this time with telly types Blackout and Gen FM off of the radio.
Yup - el Maliko's been chatting all about the Mind of Mine album and life post-One Direction, and we thought we'd throw a few of the facts into a handy little article for ya. It's sort of what we're being paid for, after all.
So basically, we discovered:
He 'didn't really know what to expect' doing the whole R&B thing.
But 'the response has been good so far,' so it all sort of worked out.
He wanted to show people his 'thought process.'
And exactly what kind of music influenced him, hence why it's called Mind of Mine.
He doesn't wanna label his sound.
He said: "I'm not trying to put myself out there as any specific genre of artist...I'm just putting music out and if people like it then that's cool."
He's well chuffed with the reaction so far.
He gushed: "The fans have been amazing; the support's been really cool. Obviously I didn't expect the reaction to be the way it has been, so it's been really cool."
The Billboard number 1 album felt 'pretty insane.'
"Again, [I was] just blown away. I really don't know what to say; I just didn't expect it but I'm enjoying it. It's fun."
He made the decision to do a solo album 'a long time ago.'
"When I was probably about 16 so, yeah, a long time ago. It's been a fun process finally being able to do it and put all my ideas down."
He says it's important to 'just try and reach the people you wanna reach.'
Reckons if some people get offended with what he's trying to say, his stuff just ain't for them. Simple as.
What d'ya make of that, then? Tweet us over @sugarscape and all that malarky. You know the drill.