One Direction’s third album is expecting to drop late this year and while we’re all 100 percent stoked for new music from our boys, mastermind Simon Cowell admits he’s actually kind of nervous about it. Wait, what?!

Chelsea Briggs explains more in today’s Hollywire Hot Minute!

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With everyone album the fellas of 1D sharpening their songwriting skills and it turns out, Simon let them a lot more creative control on this upcoming record, which leaves him kind of nervous – in a good way! “A lot of the tracks have been written by the guys this year and I’m always kind of nervous about that, but I have to tell you, their writing is absolutely brilliant,” he said. “Really, really good in so much that some of them are going to be singles, but really, really cool records, so they feel much more part of this album, I think.”

Niall Horan recently dished about the group’s new sound for their album, promising, “It’ll be heavier. A bit rockier. A bit cooler.”

What are you most looking forward to with 1D’s next album?