In 2015, Zayn Malik made waves in the music world when he left One Direction early in their On The Road Again tour. For months, little was heard from the superstar as he rebuilt his mind and body, pinning stress and a machine like system where he had no freedom to be himself as the cause of his departure and sadness. These were understandable reasons as time went on and many long time fans came to terms with his decision and went on to support him in his further endeavors.
A little over a year later, he has released his own album, worked with big names in fashion, and is now apparently releasing an autobiography style book on his life. Penguin made a statement today confirming the book, and states there will be beautiful full color photos, some of his own note and lyric writing, and some pieces of the puzzle that fans haven’t seen from him in the years he’s been in the business.
‘The first and only official book from ZAYN. Global superstar ZAYN shares a photographic journey of his life since leaving One Direction.
ZAYN opens up with this collection of thoughts, inspiration, and never-before-seen personal photographs. After five years of massive success with One Direction, ZAYN launched his career as a solo artist with Mind of Mine, becoming one of the most successful artists in the world. Now, for the first time ever, ZAYN is going to tell and show all in this intimate and raw scrapbook of his life. Never-before-released photos give readers insight to ZAYN, no-holds-barred.
Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-color photographs and Zayn’s notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures Zayn’s most private moments and his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life. The next chapter of ZAYN’S evolution into global superstar, told by the artist who is living it.’
In speaking about his most private moments and his feelings on fame and success, maybe he’ll explore more of his crippling anxiety which he’s recently spoken out about on Twitter after having cancelled shows. Anxiety is a very real and debilitating mental illness and a photo style book may be the perfect way for him to use his creativity to let his fans know what goes on in his head.