One Direction have proved that their life as a band will continue without Zayn Malik, revealing that they’re working on a new album.

The quartet recently released their first official band photo without Malik and they’ve got straight back into the studio to work on their fifth record.

Both Harry Styles and Niall Horan said in recent interviews that One Direction would be working on new music and Liam Payne confirmed they had started on his Twitter account on Monday.

“1st day writing the album it’s gunna be a great day!” Payne tweeted.

“Huge day of writing so excited the team never stop! Wonder what tomorrow’s writing will bring,” he tweeted later in the day.

He also shared a photo of him and Louis Tomlinson with Jamie Scott and revealed the British singer songwriter was writing music with them for the record.


In the band’s official bio, they’ve also updated it to say they will release their fifth studio album later this year.

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