Thursday, April 18, 2024

One Direction’s Zayn Malik Trying Again with New Song That Might Unfortunately Be Called “Effed Up”


Zayn Malik left One Direction a decade ago. He had one hit called, “Pillow Talk.”

The rest of his musical output is negligible at best. He’s kind of a sad story in pop music. His solo records and videos have bordered on porn. They’re in appropriate and not well written.

Zayn is trying again this coming week. His new song, which might be called “Fucked Up,” cannot be played on radio with its main chorus. It sounds like an abandoned John Legend song.

Zayn is sort of like the woody Harrelson character from “Wag the Dog.” He got here accidentally, and he may pose a harm to us and to himself. Not sure if he has a manager or a label. I guess we’ll find out in the days ahead.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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