One Direction Release Teaser Of Next Single! Listen Now!

Fans are calling 16-second snippet of 'Story of My Life' 'perfect' and 'beautiful.'

One Direction fans got a bit of a surprise on Monday (October 21) when they were treated to a sneak peek of the band's upcoming single, "Story of My Life."

The fivesome gave fans a 16-second teaser of the track, but as with the release of the track list off their upcoming album Midnight Memories, they put fans up to a challenge.

Directioners were given the task of getting four One Direction phrases to trend on Twitter (one was #Storyofmylife16secClip), and, not surprisingly, it didn't take long before fans were rewarded with a short snippet of the single.

The track, upon first listen, is much different from its predecessor, the upbeat single "Best Song Ever." In the clip, the mid-tempo song keeps with the retro-rock vibe they are going for, opening with a guitar hook, possibly played by Niall Horan (who, on Twitter,

said this track was his favorite song), before incorporating big drums as the bandmembers belt out the lyrics in unison.

"The story of my life I give her hope/ I spend her love until she's broke inside/ The story of my life," the guys sing on the track.

Fans instantly took to Twitter with their reactions to the song, with Directioners calling the track "beautiful" and "perfect."

Fans won't have to wait too long to hear the entire song, since they can hear the first complete play of the track on Friday, three days before its official release on October 28.

In addition to the single snippet, One Direction, who will celebrate their album release during 1D day, a seven-hour livestream on November 23, announced that their 3-D concert film, "One Direction: This Is Us" will be available on Blu-ray and DVD December 19.