JLS working hard on new album
JLS have already written 16 tracks for their forthcoming third album
JLS have written 16 tracks for their third album.
The 'Eyes Wide Shut' hitmakers are currently in Los Angeles working on a new record and say initial sessions have proved particularly fruitful.
Band member Jonathan 'JB' Gill said: "It's going really well."
His bandmate Oritse Williams added: "It's off to a good start. We've written around 16 tracks so far."
The group - which also includes Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes - have previously told of their plans to learn instruments for their new album.
Marvin, 25, said: "We all want to play our own instruments. We want to take the band forward.
"Take That inspired us. We've already decided what we're playing - I'm playing drums and Oritse is on guitar."
Jonathan added: "I used to play the piano and I'm going to take it up again. I feel like I've lost touch with it and I want to be able to play it on stage as well as on future albums."
The band is keen to stay together as a group and have ruled out any of them going solo at this point in their career.
Aston said: "We're new to this game as a group. It feels like we've been here for a little while but we're still new."
JB added: "Before the group we were all doing solo things and that didn't work.
We're strong and unified and that won't change."