After departing the famous boy band One Direction and leaving thousands of heartbroken fans in his wake, Zayn Malik has finally released his most-awaited first album. The album, titled Mind of Mine, is full of POP R&B slow songs coated in sincerity. Each song screams his independence from the group with moody and elaborate themes of which are extremely impressive to the large majority who thought he’d fail whilst being a solo artist. The album seems familiar, as it gives vibes of other artists such as Usher and Frank Ocean, which is understandable considering it was cowritten by Malay, a collaborator on Ocean’s work. Zayn maintains a hypnotic feel to his songs, from the sensual height of “PILLOWTALK” to the magnificent hum of “rEaR vIeW.” Though, it’s arguable which is the best song in it’s entirety, it’s fair to say that Zayn Malik won’t be going anywhere any time soon with his new turn in life. The album is currently available as well as it’s deluxe version which comes with four additional songs.