Zayn Malik Flies Higher Than One Direction With ‘Mind Of Mine,’ Critics Say
Zayn Malik’s decision to leave One Direction is a good move after all. His debut album “Mind of Mine” is climbing the charts at a rapid-fire pace.Advertisement
The 23-year-old English singer and songwriter released his new album “Mind of Mine” away from the shadow of his former 1D bandmates this week. While it was a big leap for him, it all paid off.
Malik received good words about his performance as a solo artist. Based on the review of Us Weekly’s Ian Drew, the boyfriend of supermodel Gigi Hadid’s new mixtape scored 3.5 out of four stars. According to the reviewer, the R&B tempo of “Mind of Mine” was just “perfect” for Malik’s voice.
“He was right to walk away,” the reviewer noted. “Leaving his old One Direction brethren in his dust, Zayn sprints ahead with an alluring solo debut,” the critic added.
The critic also said Malik really stepped out of One Direction’s shadow with his new tunes. “Prize tunes, such as the sexy smash ‘Pillowtalk’ and pulsing ‘It’s You,’ will make you forget that whole boy band thing ever happened,” the critic said.
According to Daily Mail Online, his first project as a solo artist may even dislodge Adele’s “25” from the top of the charts this weekend. At the present, Zayn Malik’s “Mind of Mine” is already performing way better than “25” on UK’s Official Album Chart. For the record, the ex-1D member already made 5,000 sales more than the 27-year-old “Hello” artist.
Adding a feather on his cap as a solo artist is the news that “Pillowtalk” is already the fastest selling single to date.
However, amid the undeniable success of “Mind of Mine,” it was observed that the fast-rising R&B star remained “moody.” Is he worried about something?
Malik was spotted in New York City on Wednesday clad in a monochromatic ensemble composed of a green jacket over a zipped-up hoodie and matching trousers. Zayn Malik was said to be looking “glum.”