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Zayn Malik: I Won’t Mind

While plenty of music snobs have dismissed One Direction as saccharine pop for tweens (who many also like to believe have terrible taste), the recent departure of 1D member Zayn Malik—and the news that he has been working on solo material—has intrigued anybody with an interest in pop music. Malik’s debut track “I Don’t Mind” (produced by Naughty Boy) is a pared-down folk-tinged song, with Malik’s gentle vocals being pained and vulnerable, without becoming melodramatic.


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