I know it’s early, but I’m calling it: “Pillow Talk” is THE BEST SONG OF 2016! And Zayn Malik is THE SEXIEST STAR EVER. I know I had some minor qualms about the way he’s been rolling out his solo career (mainly dragging his former bandmates to Hell and back), but that was BEFORE he posted his debut song. Now, every quibble has vanished. I am fully aboard the Zayn Train. And I’m obviously not alone. It debuted at #1 in 60 countries, and was trending worldwide within minutes of its release. Listen to it below.
At first, it feels like just another tuneless R&B dirge – right? – but then it builds to that lush chorus and, oh, that’s when my soul just SOARS. With every refrain, every bridge, it keeps growing. And growing. It’s MAGNIFICENT. That VOICE! The video – I get it – it’s sliiiiiiightly problematic. Jezebel thinks it looks like it was made on a laptop, and I have to agree. Also: The “vagina-as-a-blossoming-flower” trope is corny AF. But it’s weird. Suddenly, I understand the whole Gigi Hadid thing. Suddenly, I think she’s hot, and I’m not even mad that she’s with my future husband. I like her. I really like her.
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