27 Songs, 1 Hour 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“I close my eyes, I see a crowd of a thousand tears/I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years.” Zayn Malik’s second solo album, Icarus Falls, finds him in a contemplative mood and, yes, One Direction fans, dissecting his boy-band past. Subjects covered also include infidelity (“Rainberry”) and drug use (“Back to Life”), but one truly dominates: ❤️. Tackling the passionate and painful, Icarus Falls could soundtrack candlelit bedrooms and stormy breakups, plus most things in between. The hazy, 27-track opus is bookended by a promise pledged (“Let Me” and its soulful assurance) and another broken (the seductive Timbaland collaboration “Too Much”); it exposes a man still figuring out love and maybe his own true voice. But its kitchen-sink approach—we get slow-jam synths, soaring melodies, subtle odes to intimacy—shows he’s definitely trying.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

“I close my eyes, I see a crowd of a thousand tears/I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years.” Zayn Malik’s second solo album, Icarus Falls, finds him in a contemplative mood and, yes, One Direction fans, dissecting his boy-band past. Subjects covered also include infidelity (“Rainberry”) and drug use (“Back to Life”), but one truly dominates: ❤️. Tackling the passionate and painful, Icarus Falls could soundtrack candlelit bedrooms and stormy breakups, plus most things in between. The hazy, 27-track opus is bookended by a promise pledged (“Let Me” and its soulful assurance) and another broken (the seductive Timbaland collaboration “Too Much”); it exposes a man still figuring out love and maybe his own true voice. But its kitchen-sink approach—we get slow-jam synths, soaring melodies, subtle odes to intimacy—shows he’s definitely trying.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings
30 Ratings
B0bby0707 ,

Gorgeous vocals. Dreamy R&B

I prefer the explicit version, because it's not terribly explicit and it sounds better hearing all the lyrics as they should be. Either way this album just keeps on giving. Every song is solid as a stand alone. Impeccable vocals and production. Can't stop listening to it at work! Zayn is one of the best vocalists alive, very underrated.

Jfizzle123456789 ,

I’ve had it on constant rotation since this album was released

I didn’t expect to like this album as much as I do. I recently “discovered” Zayn (I had only heard whatever songs of his that they play on the radio). I was expecting a lot of “filler” songs since the album has 27(!) songs, but I only skip two that just aren’t my cup of tea and there are so many songs that I LOVE. The songs on this album have great melodies, lyrics, and he has quite a voice. Some of my favorites are Satisfaction, Tonight, All That, Imprint, Insomnia, Flight Of The Stars, If I Got You, Let Me, Talk To Me, Fresh Air, Good Years, Fingers, No Candle No Light, There You Are, Stand Still, I Don’t Mind, Entertainer... It’s a really good album.

alexis grace💕💗😁😀 ,

Never heard a better album

Zayn, I’m so happy for this album I love every one of your songs and you just having to drop this feels so real for a reason but I’m happy I have this I have not yet purchased just due to a new phone💕 but I’m definitely going to get it and thank you for blessing me with this and I know some are about Gigi and I’m happy that you and her have each other💕 much love Zayn💗

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