If you're a McFly fan who was devastated when the band went on an 'indefinite hiatus' in 2016, there's good news.

Tom Fletcher and his bandmates broke the news yesterday that brand new music is on the way.

McFly had staged a comeback to the live stage last November, when they sold out London's O2 Arena. The pop band had planned an arena tour this summer, which was scuppered by the pandemic - however, a new album will be released this year, instead.

The four members shared the news on social media, revealing that they had signed their first record deal in 10 years with BMG. Their first new song will be released later this month.

Fletcher told the BBC that a reunion had looked unlikely at one point, due to tensions within the band. "There was a strong possibility McFly would never happen again," he said. "We genuinely didn't know how to get back on track."

Drummer Judd added that things had 'gotten a bit weird' between the band's members. "We tried to talk it out a couple of times over those years and it just was very unproductive. So, yeah, there were moments where we talked about, 'Do we need to get in a room with a therapist and document this?'"

They revealed that the catalyst in their reunion was when their manager booked the O2 date without telling them. "He said, 'Are you going to play it or not?'" said Fletcher, "and we all obviously said yes. I think having a date in the diary that said 'McFly at the O2' just made us all realise we'd been stupid."

Here's how fans reacted: