The 23-year-old singer also spilled some details on his upcoming album. His first solo studio project will be released on the one-year anniversary of when he left One Direction, March 25, but he insisted that wasn't planned. "It just happens to coincide," he said. "Maybe it's a sign."
In November, ET sat down with the boy band, who were quite candid as to why Malik decided to leave the band. "I think in any field of work when you lose someone on your team, obviously it's hard, but the positive take on the situation is we felt we definitely got closer as a group," Louis Tomlinson said. "Zayn did have different musical tastes, so that's fine."