Zayn Malik has made more than a few headlines since leaving world-famous boy band group One Direction earlier this year. The singer got into a spat with producer Naughty Boy and Calvin Harris and even took some public shots at his former group before reconciling and praising their new track.

Since then, Zayn has seemingly made some giant leaps forward signing with Iggy Azalea's management, scoring a new record deal, linking up with Frank Ocean producer Malay in the studio and even getting a stamp of approval from Beats1 tastemaking savant Zane Lowe.

In the cover story for Fader, Zayn gives his first interview since leaving One Direction. The magazine teases that the interview offers a candid cover story "about life as a Muslim pop star, the public scrutiny of his relationships and the role of family in his rapidly changing life." He also walks us through the morning he left 1D and what we can expect from his solo music career. Look for the cover story to hit Fader's website tonight. In the meantime, you can watch a behind-the-scenes look at the singer's cover shoot above where he previews his new song "Befour."