One Direction Reveals 'Take Me Home' Album Cover
One Direction's debut album "Up All Night" was released less than six months ago, but the U.K. vocal group is already moving on to its second full-length. The album artwork for the group's "Take Me Home" was released Thursday (Aug. 30) and features the five well-dressed singers climbing on top of -- or, in Niall Horan's case, trapped inside -- a bright red telephone booth.
The boy band's sophomore disc is slated for release on Nov. 13 through Syco/Sony Music. Although officially announced Thursday, Louis Tomlinson revealed the album name Wednesday on Twitter. "So pleased to tell you that our new album is called 'take me home' can't wait for you to hear it! More news soooon! #takemehome."
Last week the band announced that a new single, titled "Live While We're Young," would arrive on Oct. 1. Preorder for the album will be available Sept. 3.
According to a press release, the new album features production from pop superstars like Dr. Luke, Shellback and Toby Gad, as well as input from Ed Sheeran and McFly frontman Tom Fletcher. Songwriters Savan Kotecha and Rami Yacoub & Carl Falk, who helmed both "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing," were responsible for "Live While We're Young."
Following their 2010 formation of the U.K. version of "The X Factor," One Direction -- made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles -- scored a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart when "Up All Night" bowed with 176,000 copies sold in March, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The debut marked the first time a U.K. group started at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with its debut album.
With 1.1 million copies sold, "Up All Night" is currently the year's second-biggest selling album in the U.S., behind Adele's blockbuster "21," which has moved 3.9 million copies this year. Meanwhile, "What Makes You Beautiful" is 2012's seventh-largest selling digital song, with 3.3 million downloads.
After wrapping up a U.S. tour in July, One Direction is slated to headline a handful of stateside shows at the end of the year, including a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3. Part of the group's 2013 world tour has already been announced, with a 25-city run through the U.S. scheduled to kick off on June 13, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and wrap up on Aug. 7 in Los Angeles.