Zayn Malik Planning Solo Record Says Naughty Boy -
One Direction, Zayn Malik, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

One Direction, Zayn Malik, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Zayn Malik Planning Solo Record Says Naughty Boy

by on July 4, 2015

in News

Zayn Malik is hoping to release new music next year, according to Naughty Boy.

The producer is a close friend of the former One Direction singer, who stunned fans when he quit the boyband back in March.

Shortly after his shock exit, Zayn was seen with Naughty Boy amid reports they were working on tracks together.

However, the musician says he had just been there for Zayn as a friend, and they weren’t collaborating at that time.

“I was there for my friend and in this business it is not the easiest thing to make genuine friends,” he told BBC Newsbeat.

“During that time we weren’t making music, we have made music in the past. The world will hear the music but when he is ready and when the fans are ready.

“This year I want to get back to business as usual and when Zayn’s ready, probably next year for his music, I’m there for him.”

Following Zayn’s departure from the chart-topping band, it was reported that his fiancée, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, may have been behind his choice.

And in the interview, Naughty Boy said Zayn’s intention was to spend time with his family and friends as a ‘normal’ young man.

“For him it was important to just go quiet for a little while and when he is ready to talk he will,” he said.

“I think there should be a bit of respect for that but also at the same time I can understand why the fans were upset.

“Sometimes you get caught up in something, bit like a circus but you are not really part of it.”


Stay informed with the daily music news email. All your music news in one daily summary Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

more from



Related Posts

Harry Styles Fine Line
New Releases for 13 December 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Harry Styles, Stone Sour (live), Stormzy, Blake Shelton (GH), Lil’ Durk, Dirty Projectors, The Go-Between (Boxset), Furnace & the Fundamentals and Akon.

December 13, 2019
New Music Releases for 6 December 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Camila Cabello, Kylie Minogue (live), Muse (boxset), Cold Chisel, The Who, Liam Payne, The Beautiful Girls (GH), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Polish Club, Blueface and French Montana.

December 6, 2019
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Anderson To Perform Jethro Tull Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation has announced Australian dates for Ian Anderson in April but with a more carefully worded announcement than Bluesfest.

October 13, 2016
Troye Sivan
WAMAwards Nominees Announced

Western Australia's WAMAwards nominations have been announced with Tame Impala and Troye Sivan obvious inclusions for 2016.

October 12, 2016
Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting Honored At BMI Awards

The BMI last night honoured internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as BMI Icon at the 2016 BMI London Awards.

October 12, 2016
Out On The Weekend
Out On The Weekend Reveals Stage Time For This Weekend

Out On The Weekend has revealed stage times for this weekend's music festival at Williamstown in Victoria.

October 11, 2016
Dixie Chicks photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
CMC Rocks Qld Full Line-Up Revealed

CMC Rock Qld has revealed its full line-up with a dozen international acts and a batch of Australian country royalty.

October 7, 2016