Zayn Hints at Tour, New Album and ‘Atlanta’ Appearance

A recap of his captivating GQ interview

June 19, 2018
Zayn Malik arrives at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards

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Zayn Malik is one of the most interestingly mysterious people ever. After doing a 180 from One Direction’s overwhelming media presence, we’re now getting a taste of the real Zayn.

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In an interview with GQ, the singer let rare details slip about everything from a long-awaited solo tour to he and Gigi Hadid’s apparent pet horse. The horse’s name is “Cool,” of course. Very fitting.

The notably secluded musician jokes that the paparazzi does all the work for him-- no need to be upset by them. All he has to do is show up at Gigi’s apartment and he’s rewarded with loads of free press. The two are still good friends and frequent his farm in rural Pennsylvania together.

Wildly enigmatic singer (and our July cover star) @zayn let down his guard, briefly, and talked to GQ about his relationship with Gigi and his crafty use of the paparazzi for his own devices at the link in bio. (-- @sebastianmader -- @simonrasmussen)

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After skipping touring on his album Mind of Mine, the singer insists he’ll hit the road on his upcoming album cycle. We can safely assume his sophomore album is in the works.

Zayn also mentioned a potential appearance in the upcoming season of Donald Glover’s Atlanta. In his typical incredibly laid-back fashion, he responds that he’ll consider it if the role seems fitting.

He hints at how trust issues have influenced his decisions and admits his lack of confidants in the industry. The incredibly enigmatic Zayn seems to have let his guard down at least a tiny bit in this interview and has painted a beautifully honest picture of who he really is, no typical celebrity fluff involved.

 

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