Zayn Malik is insecure about his life. The former One Direction singer said this is how he feels and he constantly gets stressed, feeling vulnerable at the times he is trying to control people’s perception of him. It was last month when he canceled, which would have been his first solo performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball over anxiety.
Speaking to Elle magazine about his insecurity, the ‘Pillowtalk’ hitmaker said:
”I don’t have it in me to feel secure in anything I do. I always strive towards something better.
“It’s why I sometimes come across the wrong way – a bit distant. I’m stressed out trying to control how I’m perceived.”
He is in a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid and he explains that this past year things for him completely changed, for one thing, he walked away from the boy band One Direction and his engagement to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards came to an end.
”My entire life has changed in the last year.
“[But] when I go back to Bradford they treat me exactly the same. I only go back for a few days otherwise, they have me taking out the bins.”
He is now taken his own road to a solo career and he speaks of his new album saying it is all about the six past years that anger and frustration from his days hiding in the shadows of one of the biggest boy band’s built up.
Speaking about his recent release, he said: ”The album is a build-up of six years never being able to express what I wanted.”