Zayn’s “Pillowtalk”: Watch The Sultry Video For The Song That Instantly Bumped Rihanna Off The Top Of iTunes

Hopefully Rihanna enjoyed her short reign on the iTunes chart with “Work,” before Zayn Malik‘s debut solo single, “Pillowtalk,” came along and seduced the music-purchasing masses.

With “Pillowtalk,” Zayn makes his bid not only as a viable artist outside of One Direction, the band he quit just 10 months ago, but also as a swoon-worthy crooner setting up stakes on the same block where Miguel and Frank Ocean live in music land.

To emphasize that Malik’s squeaky-clean boy band days are far behind him, there are plenty of eff bombs in the synth-fueled slow jam — in the very literal sense of the four letter word — and various NSFW shots of barely-clothed ladies. Along for the sexy ride is Malik’s model girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, who spends the clip locking lips with the singer. The main takeaway here: Zayn is all grown up — way up — now.

“Pillowtalk” is the first single off Zayn’s debut album Mind Of Mine, which now has a March 25 release date via RCA.

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