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Zayn Malik Has Low Opinion Of One Direction's Music

12/22/2015
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(Radio.com) Zayn Malik makes some strong statements about his time in One Direction and his dislike of their musical direction in the cover story interview for the December/January issue of Fader magazine.

'There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band," he told Fader. 'If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f-, so they could use that version. Whenever I would suggest something, it was like it didn't fit us."

"There was just a general conception that the management already had of what they want for the band, and I just wasn't convinced with what we were selling," he continued. "I wasn't 100 percent behind the music. It wasn't me.

"It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren't happy about." Read more including Simon Cowell's reaction to Malik's comments here.

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