In a brand-new interview with Dazed magazine, former One Direction member Zayn Malik talked candidly about transitioning into a solo artist. After leaving his former boy band, Zayn admitted that he felt unsure of what his future had in-store. The singer explained, “I didn’t know what to expect. I wanted to make the statement that this was something completely separate from whatever was out there before.
I kind of expected that fans that followed me before to be a bit freaked out by it. It was nerve-racking for me.” While Zayn may have broken thousands of Directioners’ hearts when he announced his exit from the band, he has been able to win over countless fans with his new solo venture. Hopefully he can continue to establish his ever-growing fandom, while also creating the music he wants.