It’s been a chaotic year for Zayn Malik.
On March 25th, 2015, Directioners were left distraught when Zayn quit the Asian leg of One Direction’s last tour – announcing he was leaving the band.
In the months that followed, he split from fiancée Perrie Edwards and later revealed he had wanted to leave the band within its first year.
During his first TV interview, Zayn explained how he never wanted to be in the band and knew within a year that it wasn’t right for him:
“I think I always kind of wanted to go, from the first year, really.
“I never really wanted to be there in the band, I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.”
Now in a ‘coincidence’, Zayn plans to launch his debut album exactly one year after his split from the band.
While some might see it as ‘rubbing in’ his decision to leave, Zayn told radio show Zach Sang & The Gang:
“It wasn’t planned that way. It just seems to coincide with the iTunes launch and everything.
“Maybe it’s a sign”.
It sure is a sign… that he’s definitely moved on.
Let’s just hope his One Direction fans are willing to let go of the pain long enough to download his album.