New single a 'genius move' by Zayn - Keith Duffy
HE knows what it takes to have a successful boyband career and Keith Duffy thinks former One Direction star Zayn Malik is a "genius".
It would appear that the young singer (22), who left the hugely successful band just last week, is all set for a solo career after music producer Naughty Boy tweeted a link to him singing a brand new song.
Boyzone star Keith (40) believes moving on quickly is a smart move for Zayn, saying, "to have a song ready to go is genius.
"There are fans crying all over the world at the moment because Zayn has left One Direction and now he has a song out straight away, that's genius," he said.
"You had Robbie Williams leaving Take That and he's gone on to have a phenomenal career, selling out stadiums on his own which is unbelievable.
"Brian McFadden's career unfortunately didn't go as well as Robbie's did and if Brian had a song ready to go when he left Westlife that might have made him."
While the singer-turned-actor believes going solo could be the right move for Zayn, he admitted he would never do it if he was in his shoes.
"I come from a working class background and to get an opportunity to travel to places I had never even heard of, and not only that, but to be know in those places, was phenomenal," he said.