Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne all confirmed the news on Twitter, also sharing with fans photos from their childhood as an homage to the title of the song, out October 28. "Story of My Life" follows the album's first single, the peppy "Best Song Ever."
Midnight Memories guitarist Niall, who called the song one of his "favourite" tracks on the album, tweeted out a photo of himself dressed up in army gear.
cant wait for you to hear Story of my Life ! pic.twitter.com/XUxdxg72dU— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 10, 2013
Meanwhile, Liam shared with his fans a photo of himself standing next to a wizard.
Story of My Lifeee!!! pic.twitter.com/lm8RBgj0lH— Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) October 10, 2013
Zayn and Louis opted for photos of themselves hanging with their respective childhood best mates.
So our next single is gonna be Story of My Life ! pic.twitter.com/DjlDBSketd— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 10, 2013
Story of My Life :D pic.twitter.com/GWrKNltv41— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) October 10, 2013
Harry also got into the fun by posting a snapshot of himself, in his bedroom as a little kid.
Story of my Life. pic.twitter.com/C1X1eoreG8— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) October 10, 2013
The guys have made it clear that this album will have a "retro" vibe and lean in a "rock direction," perhaps giving a hint as to what "Story" might sound like. And given the old-school photos of the fellas, maybe the video will also reveal more from their pasts.
The group will celebrate the album release during 1D Day, a seven-hour live stream on November 23, just two days before the album hits retailers.