Globe conquering pop band One Direction announce the September 29 release of "Steal My Girl", the lead single from their highly anticipated new album FOUR.
Over cascading stadium piano chords, "Steal My Girl" shows the band continuing to expand their influences and song-writing ability while retaining their widescreen pop sound. "Steal My Girl" is written by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan – the collaborative team behind last year's massive single "Best Song Ever" – and is produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund.
"Fireproof," the first look into the new album FOUR, was gifted to fans for a period of 24 hours via the bands official website http://www.onedirectionmusic.com. "Fireproof" became the most downloaded free track ever in the 24 hours it was available, with over 1.1 million downloads. FOUR immediately shot to number one around the world in over 65 countries on the day it was made available for pre-order – comfortably beating third album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, which was number one in 39 countries and went on to become the top selling album of 2013 worldwide.
One Direction will celebrate the release of FOUR on NBC's TODAY show with a special performance live from Universal Orlando Resort. Kicking off their album release week, the band will join the TODAY show anchor team for the Orlando broadcast on Monday, November 17. One Direction made their first national television appearance on TODAY more than two years ago, and they drew record-breaking crowds with their Rockefeller Plaza concert last summer.
With a staggering 94 number ones and over 46 million records sold, in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. As the band's song writing becomes more personal with each record, FOUR is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sell out WHERE WE ARE stadium tour and the 3D film documentary THIS IS US. Fans will have the opportunity to relive this summers' tour with the release of their second film WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM, in theaters for one weekend only October 11th and 12th and released to DVD on December 2. Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 109 million combined Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook fans and it's clear that Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn genuinely are a worldwide phenomenon.
FOUR will be released globally on November 17, 2014 via Syco/Columbia Records. Fans can receive "Steal My Girl" instantly on September 29 if they preorder the deluxe album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/1DFouriTdlx.
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