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Zayn drops his debut-album 'Mind of Mine'

Today former One Direction band member ZAYN is back with his fist solo album Mind of Mine, poised and ready to give other R&B heart-throbs - think Miguel, Usher and The Weekend - a run for their money. Equipped to leave his One Direction days behind, Zayn strays away from his much-beloved carefree pop tunes to bring us a dark and sensual collection of tracks that will undoubtedly leave every girl wishing they could trade lives with Gigi Hadid (not that they didn’t already).

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Sexually-charged "Pillowtalk", released 25th March 2016, gave us a taste of what was to expected from Mind of Mine, and boy did we like it. Zayn teased us with racey imagery and X-rated lyrics, singing;

‘nobody but you, body but me, body but us, bodies together’ and ‘reckless behaviour, a place that is so pure, so dirty and raw’ , never-mind dropping the F bomb throughout the track. Debuting at number one in countries including the United States and United Kingdom, Zayn quickly surpassed his ex-bandmates by charting higher than any 1D song released in the US.

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The rest of the album serves as a reminder that Zayn’s vocal range and musical style was severely crippled by being a member of a pop-boyband, despite GrooveVolt’s enduring affection for 1D. Songs such as ‘Wrong’ (ft. Kehlani) and ‘Tio’ continue the pulsating, sex-themed, R&B groove and tracks like ‘Fool for You’, ‘Borderz’, ‘Mind of Mind’ and ‘She’ demonstrate Zayn’s new found musical-maturity, making it ever clear that he simply outgrew the likes of Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall.

Even ‘Intermission_Flower’, sung in Urdu, calls attention to another part of Zayn that might have been overlooked during his time in the spotlight - his Muslim faith. Overall, it seems that ‘Mind of Mine’ is an album representing a fresh start for Zayn, revealing the artist and individual he always wanted to be.

GrooveVolt’s favorites: ‘She’, ‘Fool for You’ and ‘Pillowtalk’

‘Mind of Mine’ TRACKLIST:

1. MiNd Of MiNdd (intro)

2. Pillowtalk

3. iT's YoU

4. BeFoUr

5. sHe

6. dRuNk

7. INTERMISSION flower

8. rEaR vIeW

9. wRoNg ft. Kehlani

10. fOoL fOr YoU

11. BoRdErSz

12. tRuTh

13. lUcOzAdE

14. TiO


Written by Ally D


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