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Zayn Malik not preparing solo album, chill out

By | Published on Thursday 2 April 2015

Zayn Malik

Look, everyone. Zayn Malik just wants to live a quiet life for a bit. Stop banging on about his solo career would you?

There was uproar – UPROAR, I tell you – earlier this week when noted naughty boy Naughty Boy posted a track he’d written with Malik up on his SoundCloud page. It was taken down again after an angry reaction from fans, and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, who accused the producer of being “inconsiderate” and “trying to wind fans up”.

A rep for Naughty Boy denied that the track was the first sign of a solo release from Malik, telling The Daily Mail: “Naughty Boy and Zayn wrote and demoed it as a contender for 1D’s album [‘Four’] last year. They aren’t furiously working on his solo material or anything, there aren’t plans for anything and this wasn’t recorded in the last few days. They are very good friends and Zayn is taking time out including visiting Naughty Boy at his studio and hanging out”.

Meanwhile a “source” “close to” “the boys” told The Mirror: “They [Zayn and Naughty] hang out a lot at the studio, but there are no plans to release anything any time soon”.

They’re just hanging out. There’s no law against it. Let’s all just calm down.