One Direction Announce New Single 'Live While We're Young' And Confirm Album Release

23 August 2012, 13:07 | Updated: 23 August 2012, 15:38

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars have announced the lead single from their second studio album.

One Direction have announced the name of their brand new single 'Live While We're Young', which will be available for fans to pre-order from Friday 24th August.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers have been teasing the big announcement over the past several days, and confirmed in a video message out to their fans that the single will be the first release from their upcoming second studio album.

'Live While We're Young' will be the first official single release from One Direction since 'More Than This', which followed 'One Thing', 'Gotta Be You' and 'What Makes You Beautiful' as hugely successful releases from their 2011 debut 'Up All Night'

"We want to say a massive thank you to all you guys, without you we wouldn't be here," Louis Tomlinson said in the video announcement.

Check out a picture of One Direction performing live earlier this year below:


As well as revealing that fans will be able to pre-order the single from this Friday the video message also confirmed that One Direction's sophomore record will be coming out this November.

'Live While We're Young' was co-written by Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk - the trio behind the band's hit single 'What Makes You Beautiful'.

One Direction's brand new single 'Live While We're Young' will be available to pre-order on iTunes from midnight tonight and will be officially released on 30th September.