Zayn is set to release his tell-all autobiography on November 1st but snippets have already been slowly released. Today, a piece about Malik’s inspiration for his song “Flower” came out. The song, which is softer then most of his Mind of Mine album, is an homage to the singer’s father.
“One day when I was working with Malay, we got to talking about my dad. I was telling Malay about my relationship with him and how important it was for me to do well for him, to earn his approval. My dad’s a hard worker and he has strong values. He was a personal trainer and is solidly built, and he used to go on at me all the time about being a good student and getting the right education. He wanted the best for me, and I wanted to please him in return…. I wanted to show him, as much as everyone else, that I could do it, and once the tracks started coming together with Malay and a number of other producers I’d been working with, I began to feel that I was really able to express myself vocally and I hoped my parents were going to see it from my side.” From the book Zayn by Zayn. Copyright © 2016 by Zayn, Published by Random House
Zayn has opened up about his writing process with each song in his new novel and this specific song seems to be a very personal song for him. He goes on to explain how a mini guitar and Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn helped shape his idea into a reality. He details everything, including the recording process, to show how deeply he cares about his passion and how much control he wants over his music. Not surprising to many of his loyal fans.
The snippet was released to Rolling Stone, if you would like to read more you can find the link here.
Zayn’s autobiography will delve into his childhood, his rise as a member of One Direction, and his solo endeavors.
Are you excited for Zayn’s autobiography? Tweet us @CelebMix or @CelebMixZayn