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Zayn Malik's Solo Debut is Dripping with Sex, Blood & Trippy Visuals

Independent, 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Independent's Bouha Kazmi directs raunchy 'Pillowtalk' music video

Zayn Malik's Solo Debut is Dripping with Sex, Blood & Trippy Visuals

'Pillowtalk,' the evocative debut single and video by Zayn, is available today.  The video for 'Pillowtalk' features Zayn with model Gigi Hadid and was directed by Independent Films / Indy8’s multi-award winning filmmaker Bouha Kazmi. The video was shot over one epic day and then spent 10 weeks in post nailing the wide range of techniques that Bouha and Zayn wanted to explore.   

'Pillowtalk' is the first single from Zayn's highly anticipated debut album MIND OF MINE, which will be available on March 25 via RCA Records.  The release of MIND OF MINE comes on the anniversary of Zayn's decision to become a solo artist and focus on the next chapter of his music evolution. "Once they hear it, I feel like they will understand me a little bit more," Zayn recently disclosed to FADER.  "For 10 years, this album has been in my brain, and it's just been there, sat with me, needing to be out." 

Working with Zayn on his debut album, noted producer Malay (Frank Ocean) described him as "pure genius. An artists' artist. A shining star with a genuine heart."  Zayn recently received a surge of attention with his Billboard magazine cover where they affirm "judging from his music, he's poised to impress the dominant music geeks of the day, who care less about guitar-slingers than artful practitioners of beats and atmosphere."

Post Production / VFX

CG Artist: Sven Muller and Akarsh Kummat @ Studio Private

Colourist: Stepan Kozlov @ Studio Private

Post Production House: Studio Private

Producer: Ana Gillespie,Daniel Margolin@Studio Private;Stefano Moses@Luti Media

Production Coordinator: David Smith @ Studio Private

VFX Supervisor: David Smith @ Studio Private

Visual Effects: Alexander David, Akarsh Kummat, Alexis-Francois Morland

Visual Effects Artist: Adrian Rodgers and Colin J. Smith

Production Company

Director: Bouha Kazmi; Stanley Morse (2nd Unit)

Editorial & Online: James Wright at TenThree

Executive Producer: Luti Fagbenle

Hair and Make Up: Jason Rembert (Stylist)

Photographer : Joseph Labisi; Steve Gainer (2nd Unit)

Producer: John Lathan

Production Company: Luti Media (repped by Indy8 for commercials)

Record Label

Commissioner : Camille Yorick

Record Label: RCA Records

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Visual VFX