One Direction announce ‘Steal My Girl’ as the first single from their eagerly anticipated new album ‘FOUR.’ ‘Steal My Girl’ premieres on radio globally on 29th September. In the UK and Ireland the single is available to pre-order from Monday 15th September and is released on Sunday 12th October. An exclusive remix by Liam will be available on iTunes for the band’s home fans.

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 and Liam with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan – the collaborative team behind last year’s massive ‘Best Song Ever’ – and is produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund.

‘FOUR’ was announced earlier this month and fans have already had a taster of it with ‘Fireproof’, which became the most downloaded free track ever in the 24 hours it was available. ‘FOUR’ hit number one in the album charts in 65 countries on the day it was made available for pre-order – comfortably beating third album ‘Midnight Memories’, which debuted at the top in 39 countries and went on to become the top selling album of 2013 worldwide.

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, which will be shown in cinemas for one weekend only on 11th and 12th October and released to DVD on 1st December (international release dates vary). Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 110 million combined Twitter followers and 34 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 17th 2014.