Since leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik has been no stranger to causing controversy, his latest outburst though is a slap in the face to the band that made him a global superstar. In an interview with www.thefader.com, Zayn slams their music as being (quote),
“Generic as f**k'”.
The route Zayn is going down, is a very clever, tried and tested formula for band members to take after going solo from successful band. Robbie Williams for example went on a huge coke binge, dying his hair blonde and hung out with Liam Gallagher and Miley Cyrus went from teenage sweetheart to looking like a rehydrated bag of mango pulp in the space of 6 months and is now one of the biggest “stars” in the world.
Zayn is now close to finishing his album and it’s clear he’s trying to move away from the “first bra” fans, and into the “cool, hip” , “DD cup” crowd. As yet though, it remains to be seen whether this will actually translate into record sales and whether he will have any longevity in the industry on his own, but it will be interesting to see how much more controversy / hype he will create over the coming months.
Whatever you say about Zayn, you have to admire him for leaving the biggest band on the planet to pursue “real music” as he says, and with the recent news that 1D are taking an “extended break” he certainly has a head start on his former bandmates..