Teasing the album in an interview with 1883 magazine, Perrie shared: “As always something big! We don’t settle until we create something incredible that we’re proud of.
“We can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album.. it’s already piecing together so well.”
The 24-year-old pop star – who is dating Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – added that they are “switching it up” with their new tunes.
Leigh-Anne also confirmed the news by writing: ‘We have a new album coming out this year which is really exciting.’ Since then fans have been sent into a frenzy, and haven’t been able to cope with the announcement.
Asked if there are any featured artists, she added: “I can’t give to much away. It’s always better having some surprises up our sleeves. But I can say we’re excited about some potential collabs and we’re enjoying switching up our sound!”
Mixers have also been guessing who their next collab will be with, and Ariana Grande is looking like a strong favourite along with Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello and Hailee Steinfeld.
Another added: ‘I AM SO EXCITED! the girls always go above and beyond when it comes to working on albums. I cannot wait to hear the new sound!’
Perrie’s update comes after Jade revealed her The Struts rocker boyfriend Jed Elliott has been helping with the record.
The pair have been dating for two years now and they are clearly not afraid of mixing pleasure with work as the 25-year-old beauty has revealed they’ve been jamming together on new material.
Jade said earlier this year: “We’ve had three months off with the band so I’ve been doing some studio sessions with Jed for some Little Mix stuff.”
Aside from getting Jed – who with his bandmates supported The Rolling Stones in Paris in 2014 and again last year on select dates of their ‘No Filter Tour’ – Jade says the album will feature “all-female” collaborations, and they’ll have a new song with fans by summer.
She said: “We’ll have a new single summer time – it will be a step up from Glory Days.
“I think we’re going to do a lot more girl power, all-female collaborations, bringing back the harmonies.”