Get Excited! One Direction Begins Writing New Album

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One Direction photographed in 2015.

One Direction have officially started work on their follow-up to 2014's Four.

After releasing their first promo photo since Zayn Malik left the group last month, the now foursome is soldiering one and beginning work on new music. Liam Payne revealed the news on Twitter.

"1st day writing the album it's gunna be a great day!" he tweeted, later adding, "Huge day of writing so excited the team never stop! Wonder what tomorrow's writing will bring."



In addition to the new photo, the guys also updated their bio to reflect their new music. "In April 2015 the band started working on their 5th studio album set to be released later in the year," the bio now states.

In a statement released following Malik's departure from the band, 1D noted that new music was in the works. And Niall Horan later teased these writing sessions on social media in the days following the band's member shake-up.

In an interview with The Sun, Styles noted the remaining members were looking forward to working on new music.

"It's very exciting to be working on our fifth album," Styles said earlier this month. "It shows how incredible the fans have been. A huge thank you to them for everything they've done for us. All the love to them."