All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. One day after they announced that the name of their November release is Take Me Home, the five guys of One Direction are giving fans the album artwork and the day to mark on their calendars.
Take Me Home will drop on November 13, with a pre-order set for September 3, Billboard reports. Given how record-breaking the pre-order was for the album’s lead single, “Live While We’re Young” (it became the fastest-selling pre-order single ever), fans are most likely just waiting for the moment they can click “pre-order” on Monday to nab their copy of the album.
The cheeky artwork is as lighthearted as the album title. It features the guys in an old-fashioned London phone booth, climbing in and out of it, looking dapper in dress clothes, bow ties and, in Zayn Malik’s case, a top hat.
The single will drop on October 1. The song was written by Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the team that also worked with the guys on their debut, including the hits “One Thing” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” “We’re Young” has been described as “an immediate, energy-packed song mixing rock undertones with smooth harmonies, about living for the moment.” The guys already bagged the music video for it. They shot the wet’n’wild summer-festival-themed clip last weekend in England.
Before they drop “Live While We’re Young,” the group will take the stage for their first appearance and performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, September 6. They’re up for Best New Artist and Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful.”
But before the VMAs go live, the boy band will host a VMA special, “One Direction: My First Time,” which will feature the guys recalling some of their favorite performances from the biggest awards shows of the year; 2012 VMA performers like Taylor Swift and Green Day will also recall their first time hitting the Music Awards stage.