Need more Zayn in your life? You’ve come to the right place then. Zayn did a cover shoot and interview with super-cool magazine Complex and it’s pretty deep.
The video follows Zayn home as he gets stalked by the ‘paps’ and chills out with a girl who looks a lot like his boo Gigi Hadid. The clip serves as an introduction to the massive interview, and here are some of the best bits…
When it comes to pop music, authenticity is key. How much did you struggle with your own authenticity when you were part of One Direction?
That was something that was always underlying, and ended up as the main factor of me leaving in the end. It was about denying the authenticity of who I was, and what I enjoyed about music, and why I got into it. That was always there. It was one of the things that wasn’t going to go away, so I had to go away.
What’s more important to you, being real or being successful?
What about when you were younger, before One Direction. Did you always feel like you didn’t fit in?
When I was younger it was something that I always felt. There are people who fit into certain stereotypes; I never fit into them. I remember once, when I was younger, in drama class, an assignment where everybody had to do an impersonation of somebody else in the class. Everyone did an impersonation, but nobody could do an impersonation of me.
Zayn’s feature in Complex can be read online here or you can purchase April/May’s issue of the magazine.