The song received generally positive reviews from the music critics. Leah Collins of Billboard found that \"Pillowtalk\" was the best track on the album and would have been the best single had the album generated hype. She wrote: \"If there were doubts that Zayn could handle this kind of gig on his own, that may have been put to rest on Manuel's ''Pillowtalk''. Zayn forces us to live in the moment with ease, while illustrating his new sounds.\"
Elan Bukszpan of Vulture wrote that the single had a \"refreshingly different sound\" and that its rap-sing verse by Zayn made it the best track on the album. He wrote: \"[The pop version] doesn't take away from Zayn's signature sound, just elevates it, creating a version of his own that is markedly different from his One Direction work. More than any other song on the new album, “Pillowtalk” feels like the product of a guy finding his own style.\"
Zayn confirmed his first album release on social networking website Twitter. He wrote \"Mind of my Mine\" in several languages and identified himself as the featured artist. On 19 August, Zayn officially released his first solo album \"Mind of Mine\" with an image of a guitar on his Twitter profile. Four days later, he announced the release of \"Boyce Avenue.\" 7211a4ac4a