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ZAYN – Stardust

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Multi Platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter, producer, and philanthropist ZAYN has released his highly anticipated 4th studio album, ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS.

For the past six years, ZAYN has been writing and crafting ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS at his home studio in rural PA. This album marks his most personal release to date, reflecting where he is in life, while exploring the complexities of healing, stillness, and growth. It also sees the genre-bending artist explore a new sound, leaning into his soulful vocals, live instrumentation, and poetic lyricism as a songwriter.

The release is accompanied by the official music video for “Stardust,” directed by Frank and Ivanna Borin. The visual brings the lyrics to life as we follow ZAYN on an exploration of memory and mystery guided by falling stars. Through the metaphor of a celestial being stranded on Earth, ZAYN’s journey reflects themes of identity, vulnerability, and the quest for home, ultimately ascending to join the stars.

ZAYN will make his first ever live solo performance tonight at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets sold out immediately upon release. ZAYN will perform a selection of songs from ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS, with his performance following the world premiere of the Road Back To The Mic documentary.

Additionally, ZAYN will debut his first TV performance in 8 years on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 21. He recently sat down with The Kelly Clarkson Show to chat about the new record and starred on the cover of NYLON Magazine.

This is my favorite album that I’ve made to date, mainly because it comes from a place of sheer honesty and vulnerability. I wanted each song to feel as if it was just me sitting beside you telling you how I feel, singing directly to you. It’s raw and stripped back and the type of music I always hoped to make. Working with Dave Cobb has been an amazing experience. The way he’s elevated the music is second to none, and he has done an incredible job helping me create this record. I hope we can take listeners on some whimsical, magical journey, and that they enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it. I think just being where I was at that time, staying away from things and living with my own thoughts inspired me to want to write something from that place. I’ve got to put this out as a whole body of work, it’s something for myself, not even just for the world.

ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS was co-produced by ZAYN with 9x GRAMMY Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). Cobb came on board after hearing the songs ZAYN had crafted, marveled by how raw and honest it was. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cobb said “What got me about Zayn was his voice, you can hear love, loss, pain, triumph and humanity in it. Zayn has really created his own universe on this record, he really has no fear and is speaking straight from his soul.”

 

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