Zayn Malik’s solo debut was always going to be hit or miss and luckily for him it has been a good risk to take. “Pillowtalk” is a strong pop track that has him dabbling with RNB influences that compliment his wide range vocals and captivating falsetto. It’s best described as a downtempo electronic jam that commentary’s the up and downs of a relationship with the focus being on the power and intimacy of sex. There is an obvious edge about this song with the sexualized lyrics making it the perfect choice as a lead single. However the production in the hook is quite similar to recent material from One Direction begging the question; what is the real difference? After a first listen I was hooked and loved the direction but now he has to keep delivering the goods otherwise he will quickly be forgotten.