NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red-hot British pop-vocal sensation The Wanted follow up last weekend's season finale of their E! network summer TV series The Wanted Life, with news of a brand new single release, "We Own the Night." The global radio premiere date is set for August 5th, and the single will be available commercially August 12th on iTunes, coinciding with the video premiere. "We Own the Night" is the first US lead single from WORD OF MOUTH, The Wanted's eagerly anticipated debut full-length album, set to arrive September 17th on Island Records.
A perfect summer pop anthem, with killer dance beats, a reggae twist, and a catchy chorus that's impossible to resist, "We Own the Night" was written and produced by the Messengers, Nasri and Adam (credits: David Guetta, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Jason Derulo), and was mixed by Serban Ghenea (Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake).
The Wanted – Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes – will take over the Outdoor Stage of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 14th (two nights after their new single release) for a 5-song mini-concert that will feature two of the songs from WORD OF MOUTH, including "We Own the Night." The Wanted are also set for their August 23rd appearance on ABC Good Morning America's summer concert series from Rumsey Playfield in New York's Central Park.
At this year's Teen Choice Awards, LIVE on August 11th on FOX, The Wanted have been nominated in two categories: Choice Male Reality Stars and Choice Music Group. Earlier this year, The Wanted won 2013's People's Choice Award as Favorite Breakout Artist.
"We're massively excited about our new single 'We Own The Night,'" Nathan says. "It takes us right back to the sound which everyone knows us for and sets the mood for the new album." Tom adds, "It's taken us two years to make this album and now that it's finally finished we are all really proud of the time and effort, not just that we put in to it but all the writers and the label too. We think it's our strongest album to date. We can't wait for our fans to hear it. They've been really patient but hopefully they'll think it's worth the wait!"
Anticipation was high for the June 2nd cable television premiere of The Wanted Life on NBC Universal's E! network, which presented an unvarnished look at life behind the scenes with The Wanted, as they settled together in the Hollywood Hills to begin recording their new album in Los Angeles. The Wanted Life was produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, SB Productions and Global Television.
Since the UK release of their self-titled 2010 debut album, The Wanted have become front page news around the world, with their sensationally infectious tunes and rock solid friendship. They have a pair of #1 UK singles to their credit – "Glad You Came" and "All Time Low" – as well as the Top 5 hits "Chasing The Sun" and "I Found You." WORD OF MOUTH will be their third album in the UK, and their debut album in the U.S., where they have sold over 4 million total singles since last year.
Since hitting U.S. shores in the spring, The Wanted have been welcomed with a never ending schedule of TV appearances, including ABC's Live with Kelly and Michael; NBC's The Today Show; Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen; ABC's Katie; VH1 Morning Buzz; NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; CBS's The Talk; ABC Good Morning America; E!'s Chelsea Lately; and more. Prior to this, The Wanted appeared on CBS Morning News, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the American Music Awards and People's Choice Awards.
SOURCE Island Def Jam