One Direction are preparing to release a new single within the next month, it has been claimed.
It's been just over a year since the boys premiered their debut track What Makes You Beautiful, which has gone on to top the charts across the world.
Despite a hectic schedule, with tours across the world, One Direction are on course to have a second album out in time for Christmas.
The first single from the record is set to be unveiled soon, after months of recording with producers across the globe.
“It’s almost decided which single will be first, and the boys have been working so hard to get this album finished," a source told OneDirectionNet. "A decision will be made in the next week or two. They want to give the fans something to be proud of.”
The single will be out at the beginning of September with the album following in October.
Taking to Twitter recently, One Direction's Liam wrote: “I cant waaaiittt for the new album to come outttt!!! Exxccciitteedddd”
Meanwhile fellow X Factor stars Little Mix have suggested there could be a duet between the two groups in the works!
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock commented the group would love to sing with the boys.
“I think it would be really interesting, a Little Mix and One Direction [song],” she told the radio station. “Imagine what that would be like.”
And Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards – who is dating One Direction’s Zayn Mailk – revealed that they had heard some of One Direction’s new material.
“I heard one [song],” she said. “We heard a cheeky little song, but we’re not allowed to say anything. It’s brilliant. The fans will love it.”