Even Zayn Malik can’t get “Slow Hands” out of his head. The former One Direction star recently confessed that of all his former bandmates, he thinks Niall Horan just might make the best music of all—including Zayn himself.
Zayn spilled the beans about his love for Niall’s music in a recent interview with Debatable on SiriusXM. When asked if he had to compare himself to his former bandmates and choose “number two,” he laughed and asked, “Who’s number one?”
“There shouldn’t be a comparison,” Zayn continued, speaking of the music made by Niall, Liam, Louis, Harry, and himself. “I’ll tell you what, Niall is my favorite. How about that? There you go. Niall makes the best music, there you go.” When the interviewer asked if he thought Niall’s acoustic-heavy jams are better than his own R&B-influenced ballads, Zayn laughed and admitted his Niall fandom. “I will say that he makes better music than me,” he said. “Yeah, I’m a Niall fan.”
It seems like the two musicians have stayed in contact since Zayn’s departure from 1D and the band’s indefinite hiatus. After Zayn and Gigi welcomed their daughter Khai in September, Niall shared that he’d reached out to his former bandmate with well wishes.
“It’s mad to think, I remember when we were all 16, 17 — babies, and now there’s three dads,” Niall said of Louis, Liam, and Zayn’s bundles of joy. “I sent a message actually just recently just to congratulate him. It’s an amazing thing. You hear all the time that becoming a dad is such an amazing thing. So for Zayn and Gigi, I’m delighted for them.” While their careers may have taken different paths, it’s clear that the bonds of 1D are forever! Now, about that reunion….
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