One Direction have collaborated with British singer/songwriter Artist Ed Sheeran for the second release from their forthcoming studio album "Take Me Home".

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson worked alongside Sheeran on the ballad ‘Little Things’, which was released this week, accompanied by a lyric video.

Their previous single 'Live While We're Young,' went to number three in both the UK and US.

Written by red haired Sheeran, 'Little Things' is a love song to a girl he cherishes for her imperfections.

"I know you've never loved the crinkles by your eyes when you smile," one boy-bander croons.

"I won't let these little things slip out of my mouth. But if it's true. It's you, it's you they add up to. I'm in love with you. And all your little things," the boys sing over the chorus.

Sheeran recently revealed he wrote the song about his ex-girlfriend.

"The two songs that I wrote for One Direction's album are, they're the same subject matter as the last song I wrote for the last album 'cause they're from the same batch of songs," Sheeran recently told MTV News.

Here's the video:

Ed Sheeran and the One Direction lads jamming togetherGoogle Images