frank ocean's mom
Zayn’s Dusk Till Dawn: a towering piece of perfect pop
By Michael Cragg


Zayn ft Sia
Dusk Till Dawn

Having channelled the Weeknd on Pillowtalk, Frank Ocean on his debut album and Drake on this year’s non-hit Still Got Time, Zayn’s now set his doe-eyes on Sia’s gusty-pop crown. In fact, the billowing Dusk Till Dawn features Sia herself on backing vocals, the pair’s high-wire emoting catapulting the now-this-is-how-you-do-a-pop-chorus chorus skywards, leaving the rest of the song essentially cowering under the sheer weight of it all.


“I have a tremendous amount of respect for women because of my mother. When you have a child, women have to step up to the plate quicker than a man. I respect her for that. It’s not a small job. I know for my mom, especially as bad as I was during school and adolescence and shit, I put her through hell, and her love for me never wavered. The same can’t be said about my father. I look at women through that lens. I have a deep compassion for all people, and that compassion comes from my mom.”