In the few short years since One Direction took the X Factor title, they've collected a few accolades and distinctions (including the worldwide Bestselling Album of 2013 for Midnight Memories), released three records, scored approximately 100 tattoos between the five of them, toured the world a zillion times over and filmed some concert flicks.
They're showing no signs of quitting this whole International Hearts 'N' Charts Domination thing anytime soon, and have just announced that FOUR, their massively anticipated follow-up to Midnight Memories, will see its release on November 17. (Check out our Complete Guide to the album.) And on top of all that, they've already got the first single for you, "Fireproof!"
"Fireproof" was written by Louis, Liam and the crew whose 1D credits include "Story Of My Life" and "Best Song Ever," John Henry, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta. It's available to download for 24 hours starting, well, now, so get your hands on it while you can, Directioners.
FOUR is set to be the most ambitious 1D release yet: Simon Cowell's gone on the record to say how "fantastic" it is, and how he's proud of the guys for the number of risks they took with this batch of new songs. Huge names are attached to FOUR already, with everyone from Good Charlotte to OneRepublic sparking the rumor mill in regards to the new material. Clearly, 1D's been spending some quality time in the studio with some great musicians, and FOUR is set to embrace a ton of star power as a result.
Between FOUR and Where We Are, the concert film that follows Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn on their current tour that'll show in theaters this October, 1D's got a lot on their collective plate this fall. Here's to "Fireproof," FOUR and a seriously exciting season for your favorite British boy band!