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10/10/2014 04:49 BST | Updated 10/10/2014 04:59 BST

Take That Unveil 'These Days' As First Single From New Album 'III', Say They Want To Put Tax Avoidance Scandal Behind Them

Take That have announced details of their forthcoming album, which will mark their first release since Jason Orange quit the group last month.

The new album - their first since 2010’s ‘Progress’ - will be titled ‘III’, a reference to the fact this will mark their first collection as a three-piece, and will be available from 1 December.

The 'III' album artwork

‘These Days’, the album’s lead single, made its radio debut across the UK on Friday morning, and sees remaining members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald trading vocals for the first time without Jason, as well as without Robbie Williams, who also confirmed he wouldn’t be returning to the band earlier this year.

The new track has a clear disco influence, while the optimistic lyrics deal with looking ahead and living for the moment. It was produced by Greg Kurstin, best known for his work with Lily Allen, Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

Meanwhile, this will also be the band’s first release since its members - excluding now-departed Jason - were caught up in a tax avoidance scandal earlier this year, which they have addressed in a new interview.

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