Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction pose for photographs at Wembley Arena as they made the wishes of 60 seriously ill children come true and met the children prior to performing at Wembley Stadium on June 8, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. The band are ambassadors for Rays of Sunshine, a children's charity which grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK. www.raysofsunshine.org.uk (Photo : Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Rays of Sunshine)
One Direction fans have something to celebrate as reports have come in that Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan are getting ready to make new music together for their fifth studio album, Metro reported.
The British boyband has been hounded by rumors of a split for months now. However, the members stood strong and are now putting rumors to rest after sources revealed that they are already preparing for a follow up to their successful album "Four."
The news reportedly came from an insider who told The Sun all about the upcoming album, according to J-14.
"There has been a bit of a question about the timing of the fifth album, but there was never any doubt it would be released, despite the ridiculous speculation," the insider said.
"Initially the guys thought they might want more time away from the studio because they've been busy promoting Four, but they've been itching to get back recording again because it's what they love to do, so it's full steam ahead," the insider added, and if all goes well, the group could possibly have a new album out by Christmas this year.
More reports came in claiming that the group will be working with their usual team, Julian Bunetta and Wayne Hector, according to MTV. Not only that, but there is the possibility of solo records appearing on the album after Payne and Malik were spotted heading to the studio separately, and Styles reportedly still spending time in Los Angeles.
While fans were worried about not seeing the members together, it was noted that the members liked working by themselves or in pairs before coming together for the album.
As the insider even stated, "It's a formula that's worked before and it's how the lads like to work. The reality is that after nearly five years together, they are very much in control of their sound and process," the insider even stated, according to Independent
The news of a fifth album was definitely different from Tomlinson's previous statement to Metro in November when he said, "I think we are planning on having a conversation today about if we are going to do another album. And if we are, we might take a little more time over it."
A little more time is definitely needed, especially given the group's hectic year promoting "Four." The group took a short break for the holidays, but but they're set to hit the road in February for their upcoming "On the Road Again" World Tour, according to Independent.