The Wanted Switches Gears on 'We Own The Night' Single: Listen

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Love fun.'s "Some Nights"? Then embrace the boy band's new sing-along.

While Justin Timberlake has made concerted efforts to "Take Back The Night," the Wanted has declared that they, in fact, own the night. On "We Own The Night," the lead single from the boy band's oft-delayed new album that was premiered on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show on Monday (Aug. 5), the quintet stops chasing the sun on the dance floor and synthesizes various arena-rock tropes.

Written and produced by the Messengers, who have worked on songs like Pitbull's "Feel This Moment" and Justin Bieber's "All Around The World," "We Own The Night" finds the Wanted raising their glasses, waxing poetic about mortality and operating over a melody that smacks of fun.'s "Some Nights" title track. Curious what the Wanted boys hope is written on their respective tombstones? "This man was a legend/A legend of his time/When he was at a party, the party never died," the group collectively shares.

"We're massively excited about our new single 'We Own The Night,'" the group's Nathan Sykes says in a press release. "It takes us right back to the sound which everyone knows us for, and sets the mood for the new album."

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That new album, titled "Word of Mouth," will be released on Sept. 17 through Island Records after originally being due last year. The full-length will be the group's first to be released in the U.S., and follows a self-titled EP issued in April 2012.

On Aug. 14, the Wanted will perform "We Own The Night" and another new song on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" during an Outdoor Stage mini-concert. Nine days later, the group will head to "Good Morning America" for a summer concert series performance.