Hopefully queen Rihanna has enjoyed her short reign on the iTunes chart with her single “Work,” before Zayn Malik‘s debut solo single “Pillowtalk” came along and took over the music-buying masses with its charm.
With this new single, Zayn makes his bid not only as a successful artist outside of One Direction, but also a totally swoon-worthy singer setting up some high stakes on the same block where Miguel and Frank Ocean reign.
To really set in stone that Malik’s squeaky-clean former boyband days are over, there are plenty of f-bombs laced throughout the synth-fueled slow jam, and not the mention various NSFW shots of barely-clothed women. To make the video even more sexy, his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid jumped along for the ride, spending the majority of the clip locking lips with the singer. The main message that he’s trying to get across is this: Zayn is all grown up now and he wants us to know it.
“Pillowtalk” is the first single from Zayn’s forthcoming debut album Mind Of Mine, which will be released on March 25 via RCA. Check out the video down below!