In the teaser for "Call Her Daddy," Zayn Malik recalls his "overexposed" One Direction years.

In the teaser for “Call Her Daddy,” Zayn Malik recalls his “overexposed” One Direction years.

Zayn Malik has gained notoriety for his secretive attitude to the media and conventional routes of music promotion ever since he left One Direction eight years ago. The celebrity is formally returning to the interview scene as he gets ready for the release of his new song, “Love Like This,” however.

On Tuesday, July 11, Malik was revealed as the newest guest on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast for his first interview in six years. In a sneak peek video shared on the podcast’s social media channels, Zayn explains why he decided to come back to the spotlight at this time in a more honest manner. “I feel like we were so overexposed in the band that’s why I took the time that I have to not even necessarily do interviews,” he said.

It’s simple to see why Malik feels that way given that One Direction released five studio albums, four global tours, two concert videos, a documentary, and six top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 between 2011 and 2015. In the end, before the group’s fifth studio album was released, Zayn made the decision to depart. In a statement from 2015, he said, “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”

In the preview for his forthcoming interview, Zayn confesses to Cooper that he became tired of the boy band clichés that were perpetuated. “They simply said, ‘Oh yeah, you can be the mysterious one.’” I’m just relaxed, so it wasn’t necessarily my personality,” he stated. I acknowledge that many individuals have exuberant personalities, but it’s simply not who I am.

In 2020, Zayn and model Gigi Hadid became parents to their first child, a girl. In the episode teaser, the singer says that it was his daughter who gave him the courage to agree to the interview. Since having my daughter, striving to set a good example for her has been my top priority, he stated. “I am doing this interview for that reason. A talk like this used to cause me a lot of concern, and I want her to look at me and say, “Yo, my dad’s doing this!”

Zayn also embraced his newfound love of “dad jokes” in the teaser footage and gushed about how his daughter had restored “the colour” to his life. On July 12, the Call Her Daddy interview with Zayn will be accessible. The release date of his newest song, “Love Like This,” is set for July 21.

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