One Direction's New Single 'Live While We're Young' Gets Release Date


One Direction is back! But did they ever really leave?

The British boy band will take a page out of Drake's Y.O.L.O. handbook and release their new track, "Live While We're Young," on Oct. 1. The song will be the first single off their forthcoming sophomore album. 1D fans, don't fret: the boys' -- Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan -- signature sound is still pure pop perfection.

Columbia records describes the track as an "energy packed song, mixing rock undertones with smooth harmonies, about living for the moment."

What else can you expect from One Direction's new album? 

1D's eagerly awaited second album is due for release in November 2012. The record will see the pop band collaborate with some of music's biggest names. From former collaborators Ed Sheeran and McFly's Tom Fletcher to superstar producers Dr LukeShellback and songwriter Toby Gad, the album is sure to be yet another smash hit for the pop phenoms.

One Direction topped the Billboard 200 with their debut album Up All Night. The boys became the first UK group to debut at No. 1 with their first album. The album topped both Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball and Adele's 21. Since its release, Up All Night has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and reached No. 1 in 17 countries.

In Spring 2013, One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour in the U.K., which includes an unprecedented nine shows at London's O2 Arena.

Below, watch as One Direction performs at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.




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  • Blaine Austin
    Blaine Austin

    First off, I'm gay. And I feel offended that SOME of you make it seem as if being gay is a bad thing. It really isn't. I like to think of myself as a 1Directioner. In fact, my two favorite are Niall and Zayn. (Their adorable lol) I like to believe that they aren't gay. But IF they were, why should it matter? It doesn't make them any different then anyone else. It's their business. Oh and they do have a bromance. A bromance is a close, intimate relationship between two or more men that isn't sexual. I just wanted to add my opinion on the matter.

  • wendz

    <3 1 direction

  • annaofficial2424
    annaofficial2424 babies! this was their last hug at the end of their Up All Night Tour, correct?

  • annaofficial2424

    lol this is photoshopped

  • Directioner Forever
    Directioner Forever

    They are not gay. Do any of you people know how it affects them seeing and hearing of people saying they are? They have actually changed a bit because of it, and that isn't fair on them. They shouldn't feel so much pressure that they change the way they act in public. No matter what, I will always love and support them, and I wouldn't go around saying things like that about them, I wouldn't talk about them like that, and say they are gay or stupid or whatever else people feel the need to get a high from calling them. Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, but their ain't no need to take it overboard like people do.

  • direction

    i dont believe it

  • KitKat13

    Please stop saying they are gay! All they do is mess around and joke around like they're doing in the picture. You know harry he's awesome, cute, talented, and hot he's just joking with Liam that's all. :)

  • KitKat13


  • ZoeHasAnEgo

    why do people always assume they're gay? Is anyone aware of banter. I do this to my girl friends. It doesn't make me a lesbian.

  • ZoeHasAnEgo

    oh come one. this is just banter. Zayn wanted to get the fans hyped. Be honest, if you had the chance, you'd pull his shirt up.

  • ZoeHasAnEgo

    you can make a picture look like anything if you time it well..

  • cici

    yeah I feel bad for the famous but if we fans just don't care about the negitave and what other poeple say we will be fine.

  • Kacy Malik
    Kacy Malik

    Zayn <3