The surprise talent of the spring for sure.
ZAYN IT’S YOU (RCA/ Sony)
As much as the debut single Pillowtalk was very promising, I wasn’t prepared for this at all. Mr. Malik, of 1D-fame, has taken measures and is definitely stepping out of the former boyband-shadow, where It’s You definitley raises the expectations for the Brit’s debut album Mind Of Mine, released later this month.
This sexy slow burner showcases first and foremost his incredible vocal abilities, but it never gets technically boring. He smoothly and effortlessly croons over a sparse, slow beat and that intoxicating organ in those elegant verses, and it is beautiful. Just beautiful. So when the chorus washes over me and his falsetto hits those “you’s”, I surrender. A R&B crooner in his own right, for sure.
This definitely sets off Zayn in the best possible direction and days prior to writing this, he released Like I Would, yet another track, more than promising, and now I cannot wait for the debut album.