Former boy-bander and current R&B heartthrob Zayn Malik is gracing the cover of the December issue of FADER Magazine, and he’s gone blonde for the occasion!
Zayn talks One Direction, ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards, and facing racism in his first solo magazine interview since leaving 1D in March.
On his exit from the world’s most famous boy band, Zayn says,
“There was just a general conception that the management already had of what they want for the band, and I just wasn’t convinced with what we were selling. I wasn’t 100 percent behind the music. It wasn’t me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren’t happy about.”
Another surprise for fans? In this behind-the-scenes video from his cover shoot with FADER, Zayn debuts a preview of his upcoming solo release called ‘Befour’.
Are you feeling Zayn’s blonde locks and new R&B sound? Let us know!