By Slick Nick | @Poppeelings
Teenage girls across the nation were left in despair this weekend as the shocking announcement that Zayn Malik will be leaving One Direction was made, shaking the British pop industry to its very core.
Malik, 25, will finish a series of primary school concerts with ’1D’ in April this year, after which he is said to be ‘looking forward’ to locking himself away in complete isolation to work on his latest pop symphony.
The composer, who joined the group on one of the least-viewed seasons of X Factor in history, already had their first three albums written and arranged even before his first audition. He has stated creative differences along with frustration at having to perform the same mindrottingly awful music week in week out, as the reasons that tipped him over the edge to resign.
Malik’s forthcoming solo album, simply titled ‘Bradford’ after his home town, will feature a range of musical styles and arrangements from across the ages, encompassing everything from baroque classical to jazz fusion.
‘This is getting insiders quite excited,’ said a spokesman. ‘It’s been several decades since British pop music produced a genuinely timeless masterpiece. This could be it.’
Malik has built a ‘shrine to Bradford’ in his home, much the same way as the Brian Wilson did for the beach when he went quite literally insane due to a decade of injesting powerful halucinajenic drugs. The One Direction star’s creation is shaping up to be quite different though.
A family member said ‘He’s got a genuine paving slab, still covered in dog sh*t and human vomit, from outside the Bacteria Grill in Bradford city center right in the middle of the living room.’
‘Next to his grand piano lies a pile of tissues drenched in human tears. In the corner there is even a rain machine.’
‘He is in talks with the local council to get a load of used needles and rat carcasses for decorating the orchestral suite as well.’
The industry does not expect to hear much from Malik for several months, if not longer. However, many are convinced that the product of the young prodigy’s efforts will recreate accurately the pain, despair and overwhelming dread that comes with every waking moment of life in Bradford.